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Wildfire smoke triggers air quality alert in Lake Tahoe region

The view from Timber Cove just before 7 a.m. Friday.

Smoke from wildfires in the region has led the National Weather Service to issue an air quality alert for the Lake Tahoe area.

Specifically, smoke from a fire burning in Alpine County could cause degraded air quality in Alpine and Douglas counties.

The service says air quality should increase each afternoon as breezes develop and mix the smoke higher into the air.

However, increased winds could produce more smoke that will start the cycle of deteriorating overnight air quality again, the service says.

For more information on air quality, visit airnow.gov, gbuapcd.org, or tools.airfire.org.