County issues air quality alert
Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015 — The Lassen County Public Health Department issued an air quality alert about 4 p.m. today, Thursday, Aug. 20 due to smoke from fires burning in California west of Lassen County.
According to the alert, “Considering current fire conditions across the west coast and local air flow patterns, Lassen County is experiencing diminished air quality, (and) these conditions are expected to persist for the next five days.”
Wildfire smoke has harmful chemicals that can affect your health. It can cause eye and throat irritation, coughing and difficulty breathing, according to the alert. Everyone should take precautions to avoid smoke exposure.Add a comment