A northern California wildfire continues to grow, despite firefighters' best efforts. The so-called King Fire reached more than 82,000 acres Sunday and was 17 percent contained.
KXAN-TV Austin, Mon, Sep 22 2014 @ 01:48 PM
Just west of Lake Tahoe in California, the King Fire is burning with abandon . Video posted by the Nevada Seismological Lab shows how Sierra Nevada winds shifted in an instant, engulfing Lake Tahoe and the surrounding area with dangerous smoke.
The Washington Post, Mon, Sep 22 2014 @ 04:56 PM
As the massive King Fire consumed nearly 130 square miles of Sierra terrain, smoke forced the cancellation of a popular Lake Tahoe sporting event and worsened air quality over a large swath of foothills. Early Sunday morning, Ironman Lake Tahoe officials announced the cancellation of the grueling event, disappointing the 3,000 athletes assembled to compete.
Sacramento Bee Newspaper, Sun, Sep 21 2014 @ 09:07 PM
An Ironman competitor took to Lake Tahoe's waters Sunday morning. Despite the race's cancelation, many tri-athletes took a swim in the lake Sunday morning, and many cyclists were on the road as well.
Tahoe Daily Tribune, Mon, Sep 22 2014 @ 01:59 PM
Mike, and Trish Kirk with their son James posted a sign on Foresthill Road thanking the firefighter for their work fighting the King fire Sunday September 21, 2014 in Foresthill. The King fire grew 5,000 acres overnight as it continued to send smoke into mountain communities, including as low as Auburn.
Sacramento Bee Newspaper, Mon, Sep 22 2014 @ 11:27 AM
As the King Fire spreads from El Dorado County to Placer County, the number of firefighters on scene continues to rise as well. According to CAL FIRE, The fire has burned 126 square miles of land, and firefighters are trying to assess how many homes have actually been damaged or destroyed by the fire.
KTXL-TV Sacramento, Sat, Sep 20 2014 @ 08:46 PM