Wildfire burning in Tahoe National Forest

Smoke from a forest fire burning in Placer County could be seen while driving on Highway 50 toward the basin and it is filling the sky in Reno.

As of 8:30 Sunday night about 800 acres had burned in the Tahoe National Forest. The American Fire is burning in the heavily forested area of Deadwood Ridge, about 17 miles northeast of Foresthill.

The cause is under investigation. It started about 4:50pm Aug. 10.

— Lake Tahoe News staff report

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  1. MTT says - Posted: August 11, 2013

    I am choking in Verdi. I was up in
    Kings Beach mid day, drove back down to Verdi around 3PM I saw no sign of Smoke, and then around 6 PM the Valley is full of Smoke!! I thought the fire was much closer. Well we got most of the summer without the Smoke, Now its Thick! Not holding my breath for this to clear out soon.