- As of Monday night, the Caldor Fire has burned 114,166 acres and has destroyed 447 homes. Containment has slowly risen to 9% after remaining at zero for the first week of the fire burning. Cal Fire said the blaze is creeping on South Lake Tahoe’s door, but they are hoping it doesn’t burn that far.
- Police in Southern California say they found 300 mail-in ballots for the upcoming recall election in the car of a man who was passed out. Torrance police say they also found drugs and a loaded weapon in the vehicle. Los Angeles county officials are working to get new ballots to the voters who had them stolen from them.
- The massive Dixie Fire has burned through nearly half of Lassen Volcanic National Park. In total, 47,945 acres of the park’s 106,452 acres have burned. While burning is often considered good for wildlands, by helping wipe out excess vegetation and rejuvenating plants and soils, preliminary surveys show that several spots in the park burned too hot to see any benefit.
- Washington Post’s Afghanistan and Pakistan Bureau Chief Susannah George details her journey to evacuate Afghanistan with her colleagues and many of their families.
- The Biden Administration admits they do not know how many Americans are trapped in Afghanistan. Here's National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan to explain why they don't know.
- The White House Spokesperson says Americans are not stranded in Afghanistan. Jen Psaki had this exchange with White House Reporter Peter Doocey.