Late yesterday, the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority, after consultation with local authorities recommended visitors postpone any immediate travel plans to the area due to impacts from the Caldor Fire. LTVA is the tourism agency representing California and Nevada on the South Shore.

Timber Cove on Aug. 27

A major influx of firefighters and heavy equipment including air tankers to drop retardant, plus the forecast for calmer winds, have lent a guarded sense of optimism following 12 days of aggressive spread.

When and as appropriate, the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority will provide return visitation information and updates on conditions. Information on the Caldor Fire, evacuation information, resources, etc., will be updated as soon as they are received. Continue to check Destination Updates for the latest details in addition to Tahoe South’s webcams.

“Our thoughts and gratitude go out to all the firefighters and first responders working tirelessly to keep our communities safe. And our hearts and hospitality go out to the people who’ve lost their homes,” said Carol Chaplin, CEO and president of the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority. “The current priority is the health and safety for our community and assisting firefighting efforts.”