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Smoke from California wildfires has reached Santa Barbara County

On Tuesday, the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District reported that smoke from the wildfires burning in California has reached Santa Barbara County.

They warn residents that if they see and smell smoke where they are they should take the necessary steps to protect themselves, especially seniors, children, and people with heart or lung conditions.

“Protect your health by staying inside and avoiding outdoor exercise. If you can, create a ‘clean air’ room in your home by running a HEPA air purifier in one of your rooms where you spend a lot of time; HEPA purifiers can improve indoor air quality when it is smoky outside,” wrote the agency on their website.

If smoky conditions occur when temperatures are high, the Air Pollution Control District suggests taking the following steps to keep one’s home cool and smoke-free:

Leave windows and doors closed unless it is extremely hot outside. Run your air conditioner, if you have one, and keep the fresh-air intake closed and the filter clean.

Anyone who is affected by heat and smoke while inside their homes should consider relocating until conditions improve.

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