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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Eureka CA
315 PM PDT Mon Jul 17 2017

...Air Quality Advisory for portions of Mendocino County...

The Grade Fire in Mendocino County is affecting the air quality in
areas of Redwood Valley, Potter Valley, and Ukiah. Until the fire
is contained, changes in wind direction and temperatures could
increase the impact to surrounding inland areas of Mendocino
County. Expect air quality in the smoke impacted areas to reach
the unhealthy range.

The forecast suggests NW winds for the next few days. The high
pressure system is weakening along with decreasing high
temperatures. This will help to reduce the smoke impact to most of
Mendocino County. However, areas east of the fire, like Potter
Valley and portions of Lake County, will likely be impacted.

Smoke in heavy concentrations can cause eye and throat irritation,
coughing, and difficulty breathing. People who are at greatest
risk of experiencing symptoms due to smoke include those with
respiratory disease such as asthma, those with heart disease,
young children, and older adults. These sensitive populations
should stay indoors and avoid prolonged activity. All others
should limit prolonged or heavy activity and time spend outdoors.
Even healthy adults can be affected by smoke.

Persons experiencing any of the following symptoms should contact
a health care provider: headache, repeated coughing, chest
tightness or pain, difficulty breathing, or nausea.

Information regarding the most current air quality readings and
related information can be found at

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