â€¢ Forestry official: More than 600 firefighters called in to battle blaze
â€¢ Woman at roadblock tells paper that she left her dog at home, fears for its safety
â€¢ Officials: 1,000 acres consumed in blaze, which is less than 5 percent contained
â€¢ Less wind, more humidity should help fire crews, official say
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A home and a car burn Sunday near South Lake Tahoe, California. Police say the blaze is less than 5 percent contained.
A home near South Lake Tahoe is destroyed by the fire Sunday. More than 500 homes lie in the path of the blaze, police say
I-Reporter Carl Pole captured this image from the north side of the lake about 25 miles from the fire.
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A fire truck passes by a burned car in Meyers, Calif., near Lake Tahoe Monday, June 25, 2007. A wind-driven forest fire burned out of control near the popular resort of Lake Tahoe, destroying at least 200 structures and forcing about 1,000 people to evacuate their homes. (Photo: AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)
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The sunrise is seen behind smoke in Meyers, Calif.
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A closed road sign is posted in front of a mountain where a wildfire burned earlier in Meyers, Calif.
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A charred swing is shown in the foreground of a home that was destroyed in Meyers, Calif.
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A house burns up in Meyers
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The streets of South Lake Tahoe, Calif., are shown as a wildfire, background, crests Gardner Mountain
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A wind driven wildfire that destroyed hundreds of homes and other structures crests Gardner Mountain in South Lake Tahoe, Calif.
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With a burned-out home behind him, firefighter Kyle Severson of the U.S. Forest Service cools down an area near South Lake Tahoe, Calif.
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A home and a car burn near South Lake Tahoe, Calif.
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A home in the Tahoe Mountain subdivision near South Lake Tahoe, Calif.
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Firefighters work to save homes in the area of Meyers, near South Lake Tahoe, Calif.
El Dorado County Firefighters look over whats left of a home at 773 Elk Point Drive in South Lake Tahoe,
The remains of a vehicle and a home on Elk Point Drive in South Lake Tahoe,
A smoldering tree sits on it's side along Elk Point Drive in South Lake Tahoe,
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Smoke from the fire covers the hillside at Emerald Bay and Fannette Island in South Lake Tahoe,
An El Dorado County firefighter checks for hot spots along Elk Point Drive in South Lake Tahoe,
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Firefighters worry weather may make it difficult to contain blaze
MEYERS, Calif. - Strong winds that stoked a turbulent wildfire near Lake Tahoe worried firefighters Wednesday, a day after a flare-up forced thousands of residents to flee.
Fire officials believed they had a handle on the eastern edge of the blaze, which has destroyed nearly 200 homes at the south end of the scenic alpine lake. But a large gust Tuesday afternoon pushed firefighters off the line they had been holding for more than a day.
The surge briefly trapped two firefighters and forced the evacuation of a 300-home subdivision.