Pristine Lake Tahoe Shrouded in Smoke from Threatening Fire

Ash rained down on Lake Tahoe and thick yellow smoke blotted out views of the mountains rimming its pristine blue waters as a massive wildfire threatened the alpine vacation spot on the California-Nevada state line.

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Presley Mila Perez gets a ride on the shoulders of George Estrada as they walk along the shore of Lake Tahoe in South Lake Tahoe, Calif., Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021. The pair both wore face mask to protect them from the smoke from the Caldor Fire that is blanketing the area cloaking the normally blue sky in a dull gray aura. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
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SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — Ash rained down on Lake Tahoe on Tuesday and thick yellow smoke blotted out views of the mountains rimming its pristine blue waters as a massive wildfire threatened the alpine vacation spot on the California-Nevada state line. Tourists ducked into cafes, outdoor gear shops and casinos on Lake Tahoe Boulevard for a respite from hazardous air coming from an erratic blaze less than 20 miles (32 kilometers) away. The…

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