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Stay Inside to Avoid Unhealthy Air

Post Date:11/15/2018 11:00 AM

 smoke-west capitol ave

 Residents of West Sacramento and the surrounding region are being urged to stay indoors if possible to avoid unhealthy air conditions caused by smoke from the Camp Fire in Butte County.

Along with staying indoors, the Yolo Solano Air Quality Management District recommends the following actions.

  • Avoid outdoor activities regardless of health or fitness level.
  • Close windows and doors in buildings and vehicles.  Children, the elderly, women who are pregnant, and people with respiratory or heart conditions should be particularly careful to avoid smoke exposure.
  • Follow your doctor’s directions regarding asthma management plans.  Call your doctor if symptoms worsen and whether you should leave the area.
  • Check or replace air filters in the home.  Use the ‘recirculate air’ option if possible.
  • Lower other sources of indoor air pollution.  Smoking cigarettes, using gas, propane and wood-burning stoves and furnaces, spraying aerosol cans and even burning candles or incense can increase particle levels in a home.

   

BRYAN JONSON

Fire Marshal, City of West Sacramento

bryanj@cityofwestsacramento.org

 

RESOURCES:

Real-Time Air Quality Tracker for West Sacramento

Sacramento Region Air Quality Forecast

Wildfire Smoke Information from Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District

Unhealthy Air Quality Guidance

National Weather Service Sacramento

Fire Related Road Conditions from Caltrans

How to Help Those Affected

California Office of Emergency Services

Statewide Wildfire Recovery Resources

 

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