No. California fire affecting Kern County air quality, health advisory issued

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Air quality officials are issuing a health advisory for Kern County because of the County Fire currently burning near Napa Valley.

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District said smoke from the fire drifting from Napa Valley will cause unhealthy conditions beginning now through at least Tuesday. Officials expect the health caution to be in effect until the fire is fully extinguished.

Officials advise smoke from fires can cause lung disease, asthma, an increased risk of heart attack and stroke. 

People already with respiratory illnesses, children and older residents are especially susceptible to health effects from smoke pollutants, air pollution officials said.

You can check the SJV Air Pollution Control District’s wildfire page to find out if they are impacting the Valley.

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