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American Fire Continues To Burn with No Containment

An update on the American Fire burning in Rugged terrain North East of Foresthill in the Tahoe National Forest. Information Officer Jane Laboa says it grew over night and is still out of control.

Click here to listen to TNF Spokesperson Jane Laboa

One of the major hazards of the fire is the smoke that is spewing into neighboring counties.
Click here to listen to TNF Spokesperson Jane Laboa

There are now 318 personell on the fire including 18 hand crews, 16 engines, five dozers, four water tenders, four helicopters, and air tankers as available. One concern has been protecting cultural resources in the old mining town of Last Chance.
Click here to listen to TNF Spokesperson Jane Laboa

The Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District is continuing an air quality health advisory   for poor air quality conditions today.

Suppression efforts are focused mainly on the Deadwood Ridge and Last Chance sides of the fire. While firefighters are working to protect cultural resources from the fire and from suppression impacts, firefighter and public safety are the first priorities.

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