Video shows cars gridlocked for miles as people try to flee South Lake Tahoe

The line of cars went on for miles as a smoky sky hovered over them.
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (KFSN) -- Thousands of people fled South Lake Tahoe as the fast-moving Caldor Fire creeps toward the resort city.

Deputies from the Madera County Sheriff's Office helped with evacuation efforts Monday afternoon.

Video taken by Madera County Reserve Deputy Rich captured vehicles gridlocked in the traffic as drivers tried to escape the area.

The line of cars went on for miles as a smoky sky hovered over them.

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Thousands of people rushed to get out of South Lake Tahoe as the entire tourist resort city came under evacuation orders.



The Caldor Fire has burned more than 186,000 acres and is 15% contained, officials said.

The Madera County Sheriff's Office said its deputies would continue to aid the community of El Dorado County as the wildfire continues to grow.

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