Firefighters who have been engaged against the fires around California's Lake Tahoe were aided, on Wednesday, by favourable weather, which enabled them to save communities residing in the area, according to US media reports.
However, officials said that numerous homes in the Alpine region of California-Nevada continue to remain in danger as dry conditions along with stiff winds have been recorded, according to reports from Associated Press.
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection's Operations Section Chief Tim Ernst said that the firefighters "lucked out a little bit yesterday with some of the winds that didn’t come up quite as hard as we expected them to."
He added, "We were fortunate the fire did not make as strong a push into Tahoe as it did the previous day", according to reports from Associated Press.
The firefighters in the area attempted to restrict the blaze from urban areas, where the fire could garner more fuel from the densly packed infrastructure.
The Caldor Fire was restricted nearly three miles away from Lake Tahoe's southern areas while it continued to make its way along the state line of Nevada and California, according to US media reports citing the battalion chief of the Cal Fire.
The fire has been burning toward Lake Tahoe from the southwest along California Highway 50, climbing over a Sierra Nevada summit and descending into the Tahoe Basin.
Thick smoke has enveloped the city of South Lake Tahoe, which is all but deserted at a time when it would normally be swarming with tourists. On Monday, roughly 22,000 residents and thousands of others from neighboring communities jammed the city’s main artery for hours after they were ordered to leave, according to reports from Associated Press.
The South Tahoe Public Utility District asked people to turn off hoses, irrigation systems and sprinklers to ensure that wells can pump at full capacity.
(With AP inputs)