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Lake Tahoe Wild Fire Forces 2,000 to Evacuate

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Lake Tahoe Wild Fire Forces 2,000 to Evacuate

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Lake Tahoe Wild Fire Forces 2,000 to Evacuate

Lake Tahoe Wild Fire Forces 2,000 to Evacuate

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The Lake Tahoe fire has now destroyed more than 200 homes and outbuildings and forced the evacuation of at least 2,000 residents. After winds kicked up, a tree ignited and the flames quickly jumped a fire break. More homes remain threatened as the fire continues to burn out of control. Some 3,000 acres have burned.

Tamara Keith reports from member station KQED.