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Information gathered from the Reno Gazette Journal and the Wikipedia. The fire began at approximately 2:15 PM on June 24, 2007 near Seneca Pond.
It was a wind-driven wildfire in El Dorado County, California. Near South Lake Tahoe.
254 houses burned and 67 commercial structures destroyed. The fire burned 3,100 acres
Investigators determined the source was an abandoned campfire near Angora Creek just south of Lake Tahoe. The fire was ferocious, savage and aggressive due to 35 MPH winds and was moving extremely fast down the mountain towards the neighborhoods west of South Lake Tahoe.
“It was basically a firestorm, it was basically a war zone,” some people had only 5 minutes to evacuate their homes.
2,180 firefighters battled the blaze.

The Angora Fire

I was asked by Fire Commissioner Edward Miller of the Meeks Bay Fire Department to photograph the Angora Fire Aftermath for the Fire Departments investigation and research. Commissioner Miller supervised the photography. I was shocked by what I saw. Most of homes were completely gone, only the stone work remained. Cars completely burned. The fire was so hot that metal liquefied and dripped off the cars in to puddles and rivulets of hardened metal as it cooled.
While I was living at Lake Tahoe I volunteered my photography services to the North Tahoe Fire Department.

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While I was living at Lake Tahoe I volunteered my photography services to the North Tahoe Fire Department.