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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.

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