Wildfire smoke triggers air quality alert in Lake Tahoe region | TahoeDailyTribune.com

Wildfire smoke triggers air quality alert in Lake Tahoe region

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

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.

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around the Lake Tahoe Basin and beyond make the Tahoe Tribune's work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User