Calaveras extends air quality consultant

SAN ANDRIAS, Calif. – Health officials in Calabar County have extended an air quality consultation earlier this week due to long-term smoke from northern wildfires.

The main culprits of poor air quality are the El Dorado County Caldor Fire and the Dixie Fire in Plumas County. The Calaveras County Health Officer and the Calaveras County Air Pollution Control District have extended the notice to the public about the potential for low air quality and will remain in effect until Monday, August 23, at 3 p.m. It can also be extended again.

According to health officials, in some areas of the county there may be heavy smoke levels until the wind blows and the fire is extinguished. Conditions may also improve during the afternoon and early evening smoke. Then in the evening the smoke moves downhill to the lower elevation

Foot hills and lower river basins. The County Air Pollution Control District also provided details on how to make a temporary air filter, click here.

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