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Air Quality Alert
Issued: 10:48 AM PDT Aug. 17, 2018 – National Weather Service

The Tuolumne County air pollution control district has issued an
air quality alert for Tuolumne County due to smoke impacts from
the Ferguson fire. Smoke levels continue to reach well into the
hazardous range.

The San Joaquin air pollution control district continues the
air quality alert for the mountains and foothills of Madera,
Fresno, and Tulare counties due to ongoing smoke impacts.

This air quality alert is in effect until all active fires are
extinguished.

Exposure to particle pollution can cause serious health problems,
aggravate lung disease, cause asthma attacks and acute
bronchitis, and increase risk of respiratory infections.

Residents are advised to use caution through this weekend.
People with heart or lung diseases should follow their doctor's
advice for dealing with episodes of unhealthy air quality.

Additionally, older adults and children should avoid prolonged
exposure, strenuous activities or heavy exertion, as conditions
dictate.

For additional information, call 209-533-5693.


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1048 am PDT Fri Aug 17 2018

The Tuolumne County air pollution control district has issued an
air quality alert for Tuolumne County due to smoke impacts from
the Ferguson fire. Smoke levels continue to reach well into the
hazardous range.

The San Joaquin air pollution control district continues the
air quality alert for the mountains and foothills of Madera,
Fresno, and Tulare counties due to ongoing smoke impacts.

This air quality alert is in effect until all active fires are
extinguished.

Exposure to particle pollution can cause serious health problems,
aggravate lung disease, cause asthma attacks and acute
bronchitis, and increase risk of respiratory infections.

Residents are advised to use caution through this weekend.
People with heart or lung diseases should follow their doctor's
advice for dealing with episodes of unhealthy air quality.

Additionally, older adults and children should avoid prolonged
exposure, strenuous activities or heavy exertion, as conditions
dictate.

For additional information, call 209-533-5693.


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