Friday, June 29, 2007

Lake Tahoe -- Tourism

This is from the Nevada Commission on Tourism on June 29, 2007:

The Angora Fire near South Lake Tahoe has made national headlines, and we know that friends of the Reno-Tahoe region are concerned for those affected by the fire. Our thoughts are with the families and individuals who lost homes in the 4.7-square-mile fire and we are very thankful that there have been minimal injuries and no loss of life reported to date.

The fire is located approximately 60 miles from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport west of the city of South Lake Tahoe , Calif. While conditions continue to change, currently the 2,000 fire personnel on the scene have reached 70 percent containment and full containment is expected by July 3 according to the California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection.

Interstate 80 and access points around the lake are open, and air service to Reno-Tahoe International Airport has not been affected by the fire. Hotels and hospitality businesses throughout Reno , Sparks , North Lake Tahoe, South Lake Tahoe and other parts of the lake are accessible and open for business. The Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority yesterday announced that South Lake Tahoe ’s July 4th fireworks, “Lights on the Lake ,” will be dedicated to the firefighters.

An AP article headlined “Blue Skies over Tahoe; End Seems Near” was filed this morning and is accessible at:

For updates on the Angora Fire, please visit the California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection’s Web site at:

or the Lake Tahoe Visitor Authority’s Web site at:

For a map of the impacted area, please visit:

For information about relief efforts, please visit:

Kind Regards,

Mary Paoli

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