SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif.: Facts about the wildfire threatening communities around Lake Tahoe, as of Tuesday, at the California-Nevada border:
Fire name: Caldor Fire, after the road where it started on Aug. 14 near the community of Grizzly Flat, about 35 miles (56 kilometers) from Lake Tahoe.
Fire size: 299 square miles (774 square kilometers), as of 7 a.m.
Firefighting personnel: 3,904.
Helicopters dumping water and retardant: 25
Airplane tankers: Numerous, used as smoky conditions allow.
Fire engines: 415.
Bulldozers used to create fire lines: 92.
Water hauling tenders: 74.
Structures destroyed: 669, including 486 homes, though the count is ongoing as conditions allow assessments.
Structures damaged: 40, count also ongoing.
Source: California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
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