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San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara county skies fill with smoke as northern wildfires blaze on

CENTRAL COAST, Calif. - Residents across the Central and South coasts have noticed a thick layer of smoke in the air outside their homes this weekend.

Firefighters wanted to let the community know they do not have to worry about that smoke, it is being blown down from the giant fires that continue blazing in Northern California.

Santa Barbara County Fire spokesman Daniel Bertucelli said that community members should only call 911 about smoke if they find it coming from an active fire near them.

As of Monday, there is only one fire in Santa Barbara County that sprang up just south of Lompoc off San Miguelito Road. That fire is burning slowly and is being held at 20 acres.

Residents should avoid breathing too much smoke if it is thick where they are, and as always during a heatwave, drink plenty of water and avoid exerting yourself outdoors.

San Luis Obispo County / Santa Barbara- S County / Santa Maria - Lompoc - North County

Jessica Brest

Jessica Brest is a digital journalist and assignment editor at KEYT | KCOY | KKFX.

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