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Air quality

Air quality in Quincy isn’t the cool crisp clear air one might expect from a November fall day.

A prescribed burn on Peppard Flat Road in East Quincy is sending lots of smoke into the area.

The smoke dispersal wasn’t what they thought they would have, according to Ray Torres, acting Mt. Hough Ranger District fire manager for the Plumas National Forest.

The crews did get 38 acres treated today, Tuesday, Nov. 7, but then they decided to stop because of the smoke that was not lifting out as weather predictions indicated.

On Wednesday, Nov. 8, crews plan to be back out this time burning 50 acres in the prescribed burn area. A storm is moving in and Torres believes air quality should improve.

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