The American Fire is now almost 50 percent contained. The US Forest Service says the blaze has grown to almost 14,000 acres. It's burning in heavy fuels on extreme slopes about 10 air miles northeast of the community of Foresthill.
The Robinson Flat Campground is closed. There's also a voluntary evacuation notice for Big Oak Flat located near the south end of the fire and an emergency closure order is in place for portions of National Forest System lands within and adjacent to the American Fire.
A blanket of smoke descends on Auburn at 8:00 pm Sunday night from the American fire.
Photo: Bruce Vernon