The Northern Sierra Air Quality District has issued a health Advisory for Nevada, Plumas and Sierra Counties for smoke coming from the King Fire burning in El Dorado and Placer Counties. Smoke is primarily fine particulate matter which can be inhaled deeply into the lungs. Smoke concentrations are expected to intermittently be in the Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups, Unhealthy or Very Unhealthy range throughout the region, and possibly reaching the Hazardous range in some locations, Air District Executive Director Gretchen Bennitt says she just finished a conference call with school officials, Nevada Cjounty Health director Dr. Ken Cutler and a meteorologist from the California Air Resources Board.
Bennitt says no events are being cancelled at this time. Nevada Unions Homecoming game is this evening at 7:15p.m. and are expected to vary greatly during the course of each day depending on wind speed, wind direction, fire behavior and other parameters. The advisory says People with heart or lung disease, older adults and children should avoid physical activity outdoors when it is noticeably smoky. Everyone else should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion. the Air Quality Advisory is in effect from today through next Friday, September 26th.