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Nevada advisories warn of unhealthy smoke from wildfires

Posted September 11, 2020 2:12 p.m. EDT

— Advisories issued Friday by health and air quality agencies in southern and northern Nevada warn of elevated and unhealthy levels of smoke from wildfires in the West.

Health officials suggested staying indoors, limiting outdoor activity and keeping windows closed.

Clark Count officials issued a smoke advisory for Friday through Sunday and said the small dust particles and other pollutants in the smoke can aggravate respiratory conditions such as bronchitis and asthma or heart disease.

Clark County includes metro Las Vegas.

In northern Nevada, the Washoe County Health District issued an air pollution alert due to multiple wildfires in northern California.

The district said air quality in the Reno-Sparks area ranges from “unhealthy" to “very unhealthy" and that other parts of the county can expect similar smoke impacts and poor air quality conditions.

Similar air quality conditions were expected in Carson City and in the nearby Minden-Gardnerville areas, the district said.

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