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Local air quality could be impacted by smoke from California wildfires

Posted at 2:57 PM, Nov 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-09 17:57:32-05

The Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District and Santa Barbara County Public Health Department say local air quality could be affected by smoke from the wildfires burning across California.

People are asked to be aware of the potential air quality issues over the weekend.

The district says the smoke will likely be from the Woolsey and Hill fires burning in Ventura County, but it’s possible smoke from the Camp Fire in Butte County could also move into the area depending on wind and weather conditions.

If you see or smell smoke, stay indoors and avoid outdoor exercise. If you’re driving, use recycled air to prevent smoke from getting into your car.

Talk to your doctor if you’re suffering from repeated coughing, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, wheezing, chest tightness or pain, palpitations, headaches, or nausea and unusual fatigue or lightheadedness. These are all symptoms of smoke exposure.