by Kurt Hildebrand

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September 5, 2013
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Break in smoke could come over weekend

A shift in the winds forecast for late tonight could bring the clearest skies Carson Valley has seen since smoke from the Rim fire started pouring in on Aug. 22.

While the 371-square-mile fire continues to smoke in the western portion of Yosemite National Park, a west wind should push smoke away from Carson Valley and give residents a chance to clear their lungs.

Fire officials, who don’t expect to have a line around the fire until Sept. 20, say much of their work now is dousing parts of the fire burning within its boundaries, while trying to hold it …

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The Record Courier Updated Sep 5, 2013 06:02PM Published Sep 5, 2013 06:02PM Copyright 2013 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.