Moments: sierrafire

Firefighters work to extinguish hot spots and remove brush about one mile east of Emigrant Gap off Interstate 80 in the Tahoe National Forest in Nevada County, Calif. Tuesday, August 14, 2001.  More than 1,000 firefighters fought the blaze named the Sierra Nevada Gap fire which was initially reported on Sunday and burned over 2,000 acres by Tuesday.

Firefighters work to extinguish hot spots and remove brush about one mile east of Emigrant Gap off Interstate 80 in the Tahoe National Forest in Nevada County, Calif. Tuesday, August 14, 2001. More than 1,000 firefighters fought the blaze named the Sierra Nevada Gap fire which was initially reported on Sunday and burned over 2,000 acres by Tuesday.