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Smoke From Aspen Fire Affects Parts of CA, NV

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Air quality authorities say smoke from a wildfire east of Fresno and wildfires in Northern California and Oregon has the potential to cause serious health problems for people living in parts of California's Central Valley.
 
The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District issued a health cautionary statement on Tuesday for the entire air basin. The air is described as unhealthy for sensitive groups in Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare and Kern counties, as well as Sequoia National Park.
 
Officials say the Aspen Fire in the Sierra National Forest about 75 miles northeast of Fresno is contributing to the smoky air. The lightning-sparked fire near Shaver Lake has consumed more than 21 square miles. It is 35% contained. 
 
Fire produces fine particulate matter that can contribute to asthma attacks.
 
Smoke also is impacting the Sacramento area, but to a lesser extent. 

KTVN Meteorologist Jeff Thompson says smoke and haze will continue to flow into Nevada over the next few days, thick at times south of Highway 50.

(The Associated Press also contributed to this report.)

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