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Unhealthy Air Quality Potentially All Week In Twin Falls


The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health warned residents to stay indoors as much as possible and limit physical exertion, indoors or out. If you see or smell smoke in the air, be cautious and use common sense to protect your and your family's health.

Davis also advised day camps in smoke-affected areas to suspend outside activities, such as hiking or picnics. It is important to note though that with any change of weather the air quality can change drastically. "Children, seniors, and those with cardiovascular or lung disease, such as asthma, are especially at risk".

"Air quality is expected to gradually improve for most regions (Monday) evening and overnight as higher smoke concentrations move southward", reads the statement.

Any guest or Zoo member who has purchased tickets or made a reservation for a date the Zoo is closed may request a refund or reschedule their tickets/reservation for a different date and time in the future.

The zoo is monitoring the animals' conditions and did not anticipate any ill effects, it said.

The El Dorado Fire is burning in the Yucaipa area in San Bernardino County and has blackened more than 14,000 acres.

However, smoke wafting in from fires in central and northern California could continue to have negative impacts on the air quality, AQMD officials said.

When wildfire smoke is affecting your area, create a "clean air room" to keep indoor air quality safe.

Pollutants in smoke can cause burning eyes, runny nose, can aggravate heat and lung diseases and can aggravate other serious health problems.