The American Fire, burning near Foresthill, is still creating lots of smoke as firefighters make progress.
As of Tuesday, the flames had burned more than 1,700 acres. Smoke from the fire could easily be seen more than 50 miles away, raising health and air quality concerns in places like Auburn.
Meanwhile, firefighters continue their effort from the air and dropping water from above. Unsafe terrain in the area has hindered firefighters’ ability to battle flames on the ground.