Fires Force Cancellation Of 100-Mile Horse Race
PLACER COUNTY (CBS13/AP) ― Forest fires burning in the Sierra Nevada foothills have forced cancellation of another endurance race.
Organizers of the Western States Trail Ride, also known as the Tevis Cup, called off the 100-mile horse race because of the fires and the health effects of the thick smoke.
The race had been scheduled for July 19.
The American River Complex fire have burned 16,184 acres and is 25% contained. About 890 firefighters are working the blaze.
Smoky conditions limited the use of aircraft Wednesday; however, helicopters did drop water and 10,000 gallons of retardant to help cool the fire
Fires also forced cancellation of the Western States Endurance Run last month.