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Air quality in San Luis Obispo County impacted by fires burning across California

Air Quality

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- Health officials say smoke from fires burning across California are impacting air quality in San Luis Obispo County.

Skies across the area are already hazy, as seen by our skycam atop Tepusquet Peak.

The SLO County Air Pollution Control District and Public Health Department say course particulate, fine particulate, and ozone concentrations in the air are also higher than normal.

As of late Monday morning, the air quality index was ranging from moderate to unhealthy for sensitive groups.

Officials say changing winds are making it hard to determine which areas may be most affected.

They expect the smoke to be intermittently present in our area for the meantime.

Air District officials say anyone who smells smoke or sees ash should take precautions to minimize exposure.

They say sensitive groups should avoid strenuous outdoor activity, remain indoors as much as possible, close all windows and doors that lead outside, and set heating/ air conditioning/ ventilation systems to recirculate.

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