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Air Quality Alert

Statement as of 3:19 PM PDT on August 19, 2017

Expires 6:15 AM EDT on August 20, 2017


An air quality alert was mistakenly issued for Kings,
Tulare and Kern County this afternoon and is not in
effect for these counties.

However, the San Joaquin Valley air pollution control
district does have an air quality alert in effect
through Wednesday, August 23rd for Merced County, Madera
County and Fresno County due to smoke impacts from the
South Fork wildfire in Mariposa County.

For details, please visit valleyair.Org.



319 PM PDT Sat Aug 19 2017

An air quality alert was mistakenly issued for Kings,
Tulare and Kern County this afternoon and is not in
effect for these counties.

However, the San Joaquin Valley air pollution control
district does have an air quality alert in effect
through Wednesday, August 23rd for Merced County, Madera
County and Fresno County due to smoke impacts from the
South Fork wildfire in Mariposa County.

For details, please visit valleyair.Org.


305 PM PDT Sat Aug 19 2017

The San Joaquin Valley air pollution control district has issued
an air quality alert starting on August 19, 2017, due to smoke
impacts from the South Fork wildfire for Merced, Madera, and
Fresno counties.

This air quality alert is in effect until Wednesday, August 23rd.

The Mariposa County air pollution control district has also
issued an air quality alert for smoke impacts from the
South Fork wildfire in Mariposa County. This alert applies
to the area in and around the community of Wawona.

This air quality alert is in effect until Monday afternoon,
August 21st.

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 as conditions warrant.
People with heart or lung diseases should follow their doctors
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, go to
http://www.Mariposacounty.Org/index.Aspx?Nid=1434 or call
(209)966-2220.

You can also call your local San Joaquin Valley air district
office. Fresno 559-230-6000, Bakersfield 661-392-5500




305 PM PDT Sat Aug 19 2017

The San Joaquin Valley air pollution control district has issued
an air quality alert starting on August 19, 2017, due to smoke
impacts from the South Fork wildfire for Merced, Madera, and
Fresno counties.

This air quality alert is in effect until Wednesday, August 23rd.

The Mariposa County air pollution control district has also
issued an air quality alert for smoke impacts from the
South Fork wildfire in Mariposa County. This alert applies
to the area in and around the community of Wawona.

This air quality alert is in effect until Monday afternoon,
August 21st.

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 as conditions warrant.
People with heart or lung diseases should follow their doctors
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, go to
http://www.Mariposacounty.Org/index.Aspx?Nid=1434 or call
(209)966-2220.

You can also call your local San Joaquin Valley air district
office. Fresno 559-230-6000, Bakersfield 661-392-5500





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