Smoke sparks bad-air alert |

Smoke sparks bad-air alert

Smoke from a wildfire south of Nevada County prompted officials to issue an air quality advisory Monday for sensitive individuals.

Air quality will likely vary between moderate to unhealthy as smoke from a wildfire near the Placer County community of Foresthill wafts back and forth over western Nevada County, stated an advisory issued by the Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District.

Poor air quality is expected to continue as long as the wildfire continues to burn.

Along with the wildfire smoke, ozone levels could reach the unhealthy level for sensitive individuals through the late afternoon and evening hours.

Sensitive individuals include the elderly, children, asthmatics, adults with heart and lung diseases, pregnant women and athletes.

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