2 fires burning in Eldorado National Forest


A fire started Tuesday afternoon two miles west of Ice House and White Meadows roads in the Eldorado National Forest.

The Ice Fire is separate from the Table Fire that has been burning for more than a month.

The newer fire has burned 25 acres. While voluntary evacuations were initially called for, they have since been lifted.

The cause is under investigation.

Forward progress has been stopped on the 40-acre Table Fire. Lightning ignited this remote fire that is three miles northeast of Ice House Reservoir. The U.S. Forest Service had let it burn as a controlled fire, but then winds this week whipped it up. Smoke from it has been visible in the Lake Tahoe Basin.

— Lake Tahoe News staff report

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