Volumes of smoke may cause breathing problems
June 24, 2007
Fires in the area have produced large volumes of smoke that is affecting the communities of the Sierra Front. Fine particulates in the air may create unhealthy conditions for area residents, particularly the elderly, very young, and those who suffer from respiratory ailments.
Affected people should avoid outside activities if possible and seek medical attention for breathing difficulties.
Smoke is settling into low areas and is reducing visibility along Highway 395 near the Johnson Lane area. Drivers are urged to exercise caution and headlights when traveling in smoke impacted areas.
Also, the ambient smoke will make the detection of new fire starts more difficult so please continue to comply with the fire restrictions that have been in place since June 1.