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Air Pollution Control District has issued an air quality alert

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) —

As massive wildfires continue to sweep through the state, producing large flames and heavy smoke — much of that sooty haze has found its way to the Central Valley.

“We can’t really predict hours in advance. What we’ve been telling individuals is if they see smoke and smell smoke they need to take those precautionary measures,” said Maricela Velasquez.

Although air quality has improved since Wednesday — experts say smoke remains high in our atmosphere and can come down to impact our region at any moment.

“Being in the central valley it’s already one of the worst polluted regions in the whole nation, so adding fires to that can only make things worse,” said University Pediatric Specialist Dr. Paul.

Pediatric lung specialist Dr. Do at USCF Fresno says you don’t have to have asthma to be affected by poor air quality. According to reports, in just the past two days — fires in California’s Wine Country have produced as much small particulate matter as all the…

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