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Local air pollution control districts monitor air quality as wildfires burn across California

Posted at 12:42 PM, Nov 09, 2018

With major wildfires burning in northern and southern California, the Central Coast may be impacted by smoke, affecting air quality.

To check the air quality in San Luis Obispo County, click here.

To check the air quality in Santa Barbara County, click here.

As of early Friday afternoon, the air quality in Santa Maria, Atascadero, and Paso Robles was considered “moderate,” while conditions in all other areas were considered “good.”

Air quality officials say, if you smell smoke, take precautions and use common sense to reduce any harmful health effects by limiting outdoor activities and remaining indoors as much as possible. These precautions are especially important to children, older adults, and those with heart and lung conditions.

If you have symptoms related to smoke exposure, contact your doctor. Symptoms include repeated coughing, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, wheezing, chest tightness or pain, palpitations, headaches, and nausea or unusual fatigue or lightheadedness.

A huge smoke plume billows up from the Camp Fire burning in Butte County. (NBC photo)