Carson City residents haven’t seen the Sierra Nevada Mountains for quite while. The obliteration of our view is caused by the Caldor Fire burning southwest of Lake Tahoe in El Dorado County. It’s burned 6,500 acres. There is no control lines around it. The fire Is burning in the Middle Fork of the Cosumnes River Canyon four miles south of Grizzly Flats. It’s sending smoke and ash into the Lake Tahoe Basin and into northern and western Nevada.
Skies in the Carson City area are a combination of grey, red and orange which is probably the sun sending light through the high level smoke. It’s probably best to keep your doors and windows closed and your air-conditioner and/or your evaporative coolers on HIGH. And wear a formidable face mask if you’re out and around. A K-95 mask is strongly recommended. Not one of those thin, flimsy blue things.
The weather service says it’ll be rather cloudy and hazy for the next couple of days, then it should clear if the firefighters get a handle on the fire.