Tahoe air dirtied by Sierra fires
Tahoe’s air quality took a turn for the worse today after a few days of improving conditions.
Although the American fire outside Foresthill is 60 percent contained, the Rim Fire near Yosemite is now sending smoke into the Tahoe Basin.
That fire, moreover, is just 1 percent contained and had already burned 100,000 acres. Gov Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency in the surrounding counties.
There’s no projection yet on when the blaze might be contained.