Washington Fire Burning Near Nevada State Line Prompts Dense Smoke Advisory

Wildfires are tearing through some drought-stricken areas of California. They include a massive blaze in a remote area and some smaller but dangerous fires. Here’s a look at the latest hotspots and what crews are doing to control them.Air tankers and helicopters helped hundreds of firefighters battle the Washington Fire south of Lake Tahoe that has burned nearly 15 square miles of timber and grass. No structures have been damaged but the California mountain town of Markleeville remained on standby for possible evacuations.About 500 personnel were expected to be on the fire lines about 20 miles west of the Nevada border by Tuesday.

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