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SLO County issues Air Quality Alert because of smoke

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An Air Quality Alert has been issued for San Luis Obispo County because of smoke from the multiple fires burning around the state.

The San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District (APCD) says smoke is impacting the air quality on the Central Coast.

District officials say, if you smell smoke or see ash falling, take precautions to protect your health, especially if you have a respiratory illness or heart condition. Avoid strenuous outdoor activity and stay inside as much as possible.

If you experience a cough, shortness of breath, wheezing, exhaustion, light-headedness, or chest pain, stop outdoor activity and seek medical attention.

To clean off ash, they suggest using a damp cloth and lightly spraying areas with water and taking your vehicle to a car wash.

To check the air quality in your area, visit the APCD's website.
 

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