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Air Quality Alert


Air Quality Alert Message
San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District
relayed by the National Weather Service - Hanford CA
401 PM PDT Wed Jul 18 2018

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District issued an
Air Quality Alert starting on July 17, 2018 for the foothills and
mountainous areas and eastern parts of Stanislaus, Merced,
Madera, Fresno, and Tulare Counties due to smoke impacts from the
Ferguson Fire.

The Mariposa County and Tuolumne Air Pollution Control Districts
have also issued an Air Quality for Mariposa and Tuolumne Counties
due to smoke impacts from the Ferguson Fire.

This Air Quality Alert is in effect until the fire is

Exposure to particle pollution can cause serious health problems,
aggravate lung disease, cause asthma attacks and acute
bronchitis, and increase risk of respiratory infections.

Residents are advised to use caution as conditions warrant.
People with heart or lung diseases should follow their doctors
advice for dealing with episodes of unhealthy air quality.

Additionally, older adults and children should avoid prolonged
exposure, strenuous activities or heavy exertion, as conditions

For additional information, call your local San Joaquin Valley
Air District office. Modesto 209-557-6400, Fresno 559-230-6000,
Bakersfield 661-381-1809. For Mariposa County, call 209-966-2220.
For Tuolumne County call 209-533-5693.

Residents can also follow air quality conditions by downloading
the free Valley Air app, available in the Apple store or Google



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