Fires Prompt Officials To Issue Air Quality Warnings
“This is unusual and remarkable and unpleasant,” said Jaime Holt, a spokeswoman for the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District.
Smoke Prompts Sacramento County Health Alert: Limit Outdoor Activity Through Friday
The smoky air blanketing the region from wildfires prompted a statement Monday from Sacramento County air quality and health officials urging residents to take precautions and limit outdoor activities through Friday. (Holzer, 8/6)
Fresno, CA Air Quality Unhealthy Spike Monday, Aug. 6
Air quality in Fresno hit the highest unhealthy level on Monday, fueled by smoke from six fires in California, including the Ferguson Fire that has burned into Yosemite National Park. ... The district’s air monitor in central Fresno recorded a RAAN Level 5 — the most unhealthy level for a one-hour reading. (Anderson, 8/6)