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Camp Fire smoke could reach Central Valley

No burning ban in place for Fresno, Tulare, Kings Counties

FRESNO, California - Local air officials have issued a health caution for the San Joaquin Valley because of the smoke from the wildfires impacting the air quality. 

On Friday, the San Joaquin Valley Air District issued a Check Before You Burn: No burning unless it's a registered wood-burning stove for San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Fresno, Kings, Tulare, and the Valley air basin portion of Kern County. 

Fire officials said the Valley could start to see smoke coming from the wildfire burning in the Sequoia National Forest and the Camp Fire burning in Northern California. 

The Alder and Mountaineer Fire burning more than 2,500 acres in the Sequoia National Forest. 

Both fires are burning in a remote area and were caused by lighting. 

The Camp Fire burning near Chico continues to grow in size spewing out smoke plumes that can be seen for miles. 

The state of California covered in moderate and unhealthy air. 

Doctors say if the air quality reached unhealthy levels the best advice for people is to stay indoors. 

Dr. William Ebbeling from Baz Allergy Center said if the index for air quality reaches at a high yellow or up than people should stay indoors. 

Here is the link to the no burning ban

 


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