by Kurt Hildebrand
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August 27, 2013
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Forecasters: Smoke here until Thursday

Sporting events are not the only casualties from the dense smoke coming from the Rim fire burning west of Yosemite.

Wednesday’s Lampe Park Farmers Market was canceled after air quality levels hit hazardous levels on Tuesday afternoon.

The National Weather Service issued a dense smoke advisory that doesn’t expire until Thursday morning. Smoke in Douglas and Alpine counties will reduce visibility to a quarter mile or less at times. The smoke will continue to result in very unhealthy air quality through the week as southwest winds push smoke from the fire.

Health officials warn residents who have heart or lung …

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The Record Courier Updated Aug 27, 2013 06:46PM Published Aug 29, 2013 06:22PM Copyright 2013 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.