California prohibits exorbitant price increases during emergencies. But a ban that Nevada lawmakers passed this year doesn't take effect until October.
By Sam Metz, Scott Sonner, Associated Press
Commanders have warned firefighters to be prepared for dangers, including localized terrain-driven winds in the Thursday weather forecast that happen as the sun heats the ground in the Caldor Fire zone.
By Sam Metz, Janie Har, Christopher Weber, Associated Press
Firefighters reported progress Wednesday in the battle to save communities on the south end of Lake Tahoe from an approaching forest fire after the stiff winds and searing temperatures they had feared failed to materialize in the California-Nevada alpine region.
By Sam Metz, Janie Har, John Antczak, Associated Press
"It's more out of control than I thought," evacuee Glen Naasz said of the fire that by late Monday had been pushed by strong winds across California highways 50 and 89, burning mountain cabins as it swept down slopes into…
By Sam Metz, Janie Har, Associated Press
By Noah Berger, Associated Press
Fire officials ordered more evacuations near Lake Tahoe and told other residents to be ready to leave as a destructive fire roared through forests southwest of the alpine lake that straddles the California-Nevada state line.
By Associated Press
Firefighters faced a critical day in efforts to prevent a massive California wildfire from reaching the Lake Tahoe resort region Saturday, hoping to take advantage of calmer winds before hot, heavy gusts return.
PBS NewsHour for Thursday, December 26, 2013…
Lake Tahoe community battles over future of development and preservation…
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