Heavy smoke in the local Grass Valley and Nevada City area is not coming from any nearby fires. Cal Fire Emergency dispatcher David Wachendorfer says the smoke is drifting into our area from two different sources.
The fires in the Plumas National Forest and fires in Lake County are still beyond containment. The hot and dry conditions are hampering the efforts of fire fighters. The current conditions are allowing the smoke to travel great distances and then settle in our area.