WJBD Radio

Images

Now Playing

Health & Fitness News

WJBD - Health & Fitness News - Rim Fire Smoke Prompts Valley Air District to Issue Health Caution

Rim Fire Smoke Prompts Valley Air District to Issue Health Caution

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(TUOLUMNE COUNTY, Calif.) -- The smoke from the Tuolumne County Rim Fire is now becoming a health concern for the Valley area.

Local air officials issued a health caution for six Valley air basin counties: San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Fresno, and Tulare. The caution is in place through Labor Day Weekend, ABC30 in Freso reports.

Reports from residents have ranged from a discolored haze to a thick smoke, according to ABC30 in Freso.

The Valley Air District says if you can smell the smoke, you should be taking precaution.

Officials recommend that children and older adults should especially avoid prolonged expsoure.

The fire is 35% contained as of Saturday morning, Cal Fire reports.

Copyright 2013 ABC News Radio

See other Health news:

Lightning Strike Feels Like Being Cooked in a Microwave, Survivor Says
Doctors Battling Ebola Are Met with Fear, Mistrust
Watch the Inspiring Trailer for "Batkid Begins"
Equinox Gym Chain Adds to Its Growing Empire
Report: Aspirin May Increase Heart Attack Risk for Some Women




This Site logo