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Smoke has been filling the basin for the past 2 days from the Mariposa fire.  Air quality in the region ranged from hazardous to unhealthy to very unhealthy.

Smoke from a 15,500-acre fire in Mariposa County, California is blowing smoking into the Tahoe Basin, according to the National Weather Service Reno.

The blaze, called the Detwiler Fire, is just five percent contained as of Tuesday morning and is threatening 300 structures as it burns two miles east of Lake McClure. The fire broke out on Sunday around 4 p.m.


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