Front Fire causing air pollution in San Luis Obispo County

Posted at 3:28 PM, Aug 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-20 18:28:22-04

San Luis Obispo County officials say some pollution from the fires may impact the county, according to the Better Breather Alert they sent out Monday. 

The San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District (APCD) and County Public Health Department sent out an advisory notice letting the public know of the deteriorating air quality. 

Very sensitive individuals – infants, children and adults with existing respiratory or heart conditions – may have adverse health effects from an increase in particulate pollution. 

Health officials say the pollution is coming from the Front Fire burning east of Santa Maria. As of 3 p.m., a reported 875 acres have burned and a 5 percent containment rate was established. 

Anyone experiencing health problems related to breathing should contact their doctor.