Caldor Fire Turns Sky Red Over Western Nevada Town

An eerie orange glow descended on the town of Gardnerville, Nevada, as the Caldor Fire, burning near the California border, grew to 6,500 acres on August 17.

This footage, filmed by Eamon Webb, shows the orange skies above the Western Nevada town, located less than a 25-minute drive from Carson City.

Nearby, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s office issued evacuation orders and warnings for affected areas.

According to local government statistics, the blaze was sparked on August 14 and was at zero percent containment as of August 17. Credit: Eamon Webb via Storyful

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