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Smoke from Plumas fire in Truckee/Tahoe shouldn’t get too bad

Greyson Howard
Sierra Sun

TRUCKEE, Calif. – The smell of smoke in the air Tuesday and Wednesday comes to the Truckee/Tahoe region from the Bar fire up north.

According to the National Weather Service in Reno, smoke from the 992-acre fire in Plumas National Forest has been blowing down into the Sacramento Valley, then over the Sierra Crest in the afternoon.

“I think the worst is behind us,” said Zach Tolby, an intern meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

And the worst wasn’t that bad, said Ryan Murano, with the Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District, with particulate matter at five micrograms per cubic meter of air.

“We have totally good air quality right now … it’s just enough that you can smell it,” Murano said.

Burning north of Highway 70 in Plumas National Forest, the Bar fire was 60 percent contained as of Wednesday afternoon, with full containment estimated by Friday evening, according to the Incident Information System, http://www.inciweb.org.