Heavy Smoke Clouds California Highway as Caldor Fire Reaches 217,569 Acres

Heavy smoke from the Caldor Fire shrouded Highway 50 in Twin Bridges, California, video posted on September 7 shows.

The fire, which destroyed over 770 residential buildings and 18 commercial buildings, had reached 217,569 acres (340 square miles) and was at 50 percent containment by September 8, according to official reports.

Fire officials estimated the wildfire would be fully contained by September 27. Credit: Instagram User @world_renoun via Storyful

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