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Officials issue Valley-wide smoke advisory for this weekend due to wildfires

Posted: 4:38 PM, Aug 23, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-23 19:38:50-04
Chimney Fire smoke visible in Kern County

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A Valley-wide smoke advisory has been issued for this weekend due to a fire in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta area and wildfires in the surrounding mountains

According to Air District officials, "smoke impacts are likely to continue until the fires are extinguished, and may be more noticeable during the night and early morning hours."

Smoke can reportedly trigger asthma attacks, aggravate chronic heart and lung diseases, and increase the risk of heart attack and stroke.

You can use the District’s Real-time Air Advisory Network (RAAN) to track air quality at any Valley address by clicking here .

The public can also check the District’s wildfire page for information about any current wildfires and whether they are impacting the Valley.