Yosemite fires send smoke northward into Carson Valley

Record Courier Report
Smoke from two fires in Yosemite is reaching the Carson Valley and just outside the Tahoe Basin.

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Two fires burning near Yosemite National Park are sending drift smoke north into the Carson Valley and just outside the Tahoe Basin Wednesday morning.

The 2,083-acre Red Fire and the 1,518-acre Rodgers Fire have been burning for weeks after being set Aug. 4 and 8, respectively, by lightning storms.

Both fires have burned up to natural barriers and there are fewer than 40 firefighters working both blazes. shows smoke from the two fires wafting northward into Carson Valley but air quality doesn’t appear to be affected with only a couple of sensors showing “moderate” air quality.

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