A pristine vacation for generations of visitors from California’s urban coast, the Lake Tahoe region is in the midst of its own metropolitan problems: terrible air quality.
The criminal 126,182 acres of Caldor Fire According to officials, a fire from the Tamarak fire, which is located in the south and contains 82 percent, can occur.
Purple Air, a company that sells home air quality monitors and publishes local results from the resulting virtual network, will be in the area on Wednesday. Worst air quality in the world..
Federal Air Quality Data Site AirNow Earlier Wednesday, South Lake Tahoe reported a peak US air quality index of 422. It placed air near a freshwater lake in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in a “dangerous” range.
“That’s some of the worst air we’ve seen there,” said Amy McPherson, a spokeswoman for the California Department of Air Resources.
She said the last time the area experienced something near this week’s smoke was during the rimfire, which burned for weeks at the end of the summer of 2013.
Status Emergency Service Bureau On Wednesday, he warned Tahoe residents to “restrict physical activity outdoors and stay indoors if possible.”
Prediction of wind changes could improve things by the weekend, McPherson said.The National Meteorological Service said in it Forecast discussion On Wednesday, its air quality may improve by the weekend. “At least from the relative sense we have seen over the years from unhealthy air quality to dangerous air quality.”
The Caldor fire, which began on August 14 in the Grizzly Flats area of El Dorado County, is the third largest flame in the state. The California Department of Forestry and Fire said Wednesday that it contained 11 percent.
Governor Gavin Newsom said Tuesday that the White House had approved a federal-funded disaster declaration for nearly 12 wildfires in California.