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Area Air Quality Currently Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups

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The Washoe County Health District says the air quality is currently unhealthy for sensitive groups.

They say that active children and adults, and people with lung disease, such as asthma, should reduce prolonged or heavy outdoor exertion.

Smoke drifting into the area is from numerous fires that are burning to the western and northern areas of California. Truckee Fire Protection District says there is no threat to Truckee area at this time. Remember to be careful if camping around the area as the fire danger is very high due to increased temperatures and low humidities. Call local Forest Service 530-587-3558 for fire restrictions that are in place this holiday weekend.

The Washoe County School District says the air quality is not bad enough to issue a district wide recommendation to cancel games.

Some schools have chosen to cancel individual games – but that is on a school-by-school, game-by-game basis.

Some afternoon games have been cancelled but all the later games are still on as the air quality is expected to improve.

Visit www.OurCleanAir.com and www.airnow.gov for additional air quality information or call the Air Quality Hotline at 785-4110.

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