Smoke in Carson Valley from Owens River fire | RecordCourier.com

Smoke in Carson Valley from Owens River fire

Staff Reports
Smoke boils up from the Owens River fire which started on Saturday.
Daniel dull/U.S. Forest Service |

Smoke from the Owens River fire drifted into Carson Valley on Monday affecting air quality in Gardnerville.

According to the Nevada Department of Environmental Protection’s air quality meter in Ranchos Aspen Park, air quality dropped to moderate Monday morning.

Southwest winds are expected to bring more smoke into the Valley today.

Winds from that direction are expected to increase on Tuesday, prompting the National Weather Service to issue a red flag warning.

Mono County Public Health Officer Dr. Richard Johnson has issued an air pollution health advisory for Mono and Inyo counties.

The Owens River Fire has consumed 6,000 acres.