On Sunday, June 24, 2007, fire broke out in the South Lake Tahoe area. Some call it the Tahoe fire, others refer to it as the Angora fire. Irregardless, it’s the most catastrophic fire in Lake Tahoe history. To date 250 homes and 3100 acres have been destroyed. The estimated cost of damage to date is between $141 and $151 million. Full containment isn’t expected until at least July 2, 2007.
An estimated 1800 to 2000 firefighters are battling dry and sometimes windy conditions to put this inferno out. So far there have been no reported deaths.
The fire was man made but the cause isn’t known yet. Some speculation as to the origins include a campfire or possibly a cigarette butt.
It can be devastating to lose everything you’ve ever owned in a matter of minutes. A lot of people have been affected by this fire. Fortunately, a lot of people want to help. The information below is provided for people who want to donate items or money, or to help in other ways. It originally appeared in the Nevada Appeal. Visit their web site for more information and updates.