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Smokey Skies May Continue In The Mother Lode

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San Andreas, CA — Given the growth of the Ralston Fire and increasing winds, smokey skies may continue to infiltrate the Mother Lode at times.

C.D.F. San Andreas Spokesperson Barbara George reports the fire, which started September 5, has now consumed 6,780 acres and has the potential to increase in size.

The fire started at the bottom of the middle fork of the American River. It then reached the north fork of the middle fork of the American River and crossed into the El Dorado National Forest burning south to the Rubican River.

As of 7am Tuesday, the Ralston fire was 35% contined. The Tahoe National Forest is serving as the administrative unit for the eight day old fire.

Written by Bill Johnson