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Auburn’s King Fire-caused smoke to be washed away?

Cool, cleansing rain was in the forecast for the parched Auburn-area foothills as portions of Placer County suffered through another smoke-filled morning Wednesday. The thick, acr ...

Auburn’s no burn days stay as dry conditions persist

Mild weather during the day. Cool, clear skies at night. That has been the formula for weather in the Auburn-area foothills for much of the past month and it has left air pollutio ...

Placer County’s ozone levels drop

  An important piece of the clean-air jigsaw puzzle, ozone levels in Placer and surrounding counties were much lower than normal during the hot days of summer leading into fa ...

American Fire smoke driving Auburn-area activities indoors

Scotland McCallum is one of thousands of people whose efforts to stay fit, get some exercise and enjoy the outdoors have been adversely affected by the American Fire. McCallum, wh ...

Burn ban continuing in Placer County

  AUBURN CA - The Placer County Air Pollution Control District is reminding people thinking of outdoor burning to check before they do and then follow rules and regulations. ...