Over the past weekend, firefighters made good progress containing the Mosquito Fire, aided by a weather system that continues to bring precipitation to the region. As a result, several mandatory evacuation orders were lifted, allowing more than 2,000 folks to safely return to their homes.
As of this morning (Tuesday, September 20), the Mosquito Fire has burned over 76,000 acres and is 39% contained – a significant jump in containment since the end of last week. Despite the recent gains, this remains a large and active fire being fought by more than 3,000 personnel. Hundreds of people are still under evacuation orders.
Year after year, Lake Tahoe continues to be impacted by extreme wildfires burning outside the Tahoe Basin. To Keep Tahoe Blue, it's critical to understand how smoke and ashfall affect the Lake's water quality and clarity. That's why the League is supporting a scientific study by members of the Tahoe Science Advisory Council to answer those questions.
Our team at the League encourages you to stay vigilant. Please use the links and resources below – and available here on our website – to remain up to date and prepared in case the fire takes a turn. And stay safe.