For Immediate Release

Sergeant Tasha Thompson

There is a significant fire burning in the Tahoe Basin, near Fallen Leaf Lake and Cascade Lake Trail.  EDSO, CAL FIRE, USFS, CHP, and several South Lake Tahoe fire departments are on scene.

Mandatory evacuations have been issued for 500 residences. Voluntary evacuations have been issued for an additional 500 residences. We are requesting residents being evacuated travel north on Highway 89 towards Tahoe City.

Highway 89 is closed from the Placer County / El Dorado County Line in Tahoma to the Y in the City of South Lake Tahoe.

One evacuation center has been established at the South Lake Tahoe Recreation Center located at 1180 Rufus Allen Blvd.

Please avoid the area.