Smoke from fires outside county

By From page A3 | July 31, 2013

The smoke causing hazy skies is from fires outside El Dorado County.

The Amador-El Dorado Unit of Cal Fire noted in a Tuesday press release that the fires were outside of its district.

Southern winds are pushing smoke from the more than 14,000-acre Aspen Fire in Fresno County into El Dorado County. As of Tuesday morning, the fire, 7 miles northwest of Big Creek in the Sierra Nation Forest, was 20 percent contained.

Smoke from the north is from multiple fires in Oregon. According to the Incident Information System, wildfires are burning about 90,000 acres in Oregon.

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Cole Mayer

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