California's Caldor Fire seen from space in harrowing satellite images (gallery)

(Image credit: NASA Earth Observatory photos by Lauren Dauphin. They are based on MODIS data from NASA EOSDIS LANGE and GIBS/Worldview. VIIRS data is from NASA EOSDIS LANGE, GIBS/Worldview and the Suomi National Polar Orbiting Partnership. Landsat data comes from the U.S. Geological Survey.
Caldor Fire closes to Lake Tahoe

Since Aug. 14, 2021, the Caldor Fire in El Dorado County has been burning since that day.

According to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, it has now burned more than 200,000 acres of land and is moving toward the Nevada border, near Lake Tahoe. gallery contains satellite images of the fire.

Above is an image taken by NASA's Aqua satellite on Aug. 30, showing smoke from the Caldor Fire invading the southern part of Lake Tahoe.

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