placer county air pollution control district

Auburn’s King Fire-caused smoke to be washed away?

Cool, cleansing rain was in the forecast for the parched Auburn-area foothills as portions of Placer County suffered through another smoke-filled morning Wednesday. The thick, acr ...

Smoke creates risks for sensitive groups

The hazy orange glow of smoke that’s covered Auburn in recent days brought with it the potential for respiratory distress. But the smoke is expected to dissipate by this aft ...

Tesla: High-performance work of art

When it comes to art, most people think of paintings, ceramics or mixed-media pieces. Aside from car junkies, very few people ever really think of cars as works of art. But that i ...

Moist air, lightning could bring wildfire

Temperatures are forecast to decrease slightly throughout the foothills this week, but the threat of wildfire at the hands of lightning strikes is expected to increase. Overly dry ...

Auburn’s no burn days stay as dry conditions persist

Mild weather during the day. Cool, clear skies at night. That has been the formula for weather in the Auburn-area foothills for much of the past month and it has left air pollutio ...

Placer County’s ozone levels drop

  An important piece of the clean-air jigsaw puzzle, ozone levels in Placer and surrounding counties were much lower than normal during the hot days of summer leading into fa ...

Burn ban continuing in Placer County

  AUBURN CA - The Placer County Air Pollution Control District is reminding people thinking of outdoor burning to check before they do and then follow rules and regulations. ...

Ban on outdoor yard waste fires keeps Auburn backyard leaf burns on hold

Unusually dry and warmer than normal, early winter weather in the foothills has caused the Placer County Air Pollution Control District to ban outdoor burning since mid-December. ...