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A crowded park, worsening wildfire danger sparks battle

LOS ANGELES — The Auburn State Recreation Area occupies 40 miles of steep river canyons and rugged terrain in drought-stricken El Dorado and Placer counties. The counties, which stretch from the Sacramento suburbs into the Sierra, are two of the fastest-growing in California, experiencing a population boom that was hastened during the COVID-19 pandemic by urban ex-pats fleeing expensive cities with a newfound ability to work remotely. They are also two of the places in California that burn the most.   See more...

Proposed Campground Expansion At Auburn State Recreation Area Draws Concern Over Wildfire Risk

AUBURN (CBS13) — Controversy is brewing at the Auburn State Recreation Area as the state will consider adding more than one hundred new campgrounds to the area. People who live nearby say that will increase the threat of wildfires and put lives at risk.   See more...