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Smoke a Health Threat in El Dorado County

The Kyburz Fire and other wildfires in the region are creating smoky conditions in some areas of El Dorado County, prompting the County Air Quality Management District (AQMD) and Health Services Department to issue an advisory.  Officials expect that El Dorado County may continue to be affected on an intermittent basis. Smoke conditions can vary a great deal in El Dorado County because of the terrain, wind direction and weather.

Fine particles in smoke can cause health issues, especially for children, older people or those with lung problems.  Maggie Williams with El Dorado County Health and Human Services says residents who see or smell smoke should consider taking precautions.

El Dorado Smoke

People with questionable or severe symptoms should seek medical advice.

Kyburz fire

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