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Wildfire smoke impacting air quality in SLO County

Posted at 3:35 PM, Jul 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-30 18:35:29-04

Smoke from wildfires throughout the state of California is impacting air quality in San Luis Obispo County, according to the San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District.

As of Monday afternoon, county officials said the greatest impacts were in eastern and central San Luis Obispo County, including Paso Robles and Atascadero. The air quality was mostly good along the coast, but officials warned that could change as the smoke plume spreads and there are changes in the wind.

SLO County residents can expect to see hazy skies until the fires are extinguished.

If you smell smoke or see ash fall, county health officials recommend you take precautions, such as avoiding strenuous outdoor activity and remaining indoors, to reduce the harmful health effects associated with smoke exposure. 

To view the air quality forecast in your area, visit the SLO County APCD website.