Air Quality Advisory extended through Monday

Smoke from S. California fires still having an impact

Mitch Kelly
September 25, 2020 - 5:49 am
Las Vegas with an Air Quality Advisory

Clark County Nevada

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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - The Clark County Department of Environment and Sustainability (DES) is extending its current smoke advisory through Monday due to regional wildfire smoke persisting in the southwestern U.S., including southern Nevada. The smoke affects visibility and higher particulate levels at the surface.

Smoke from wildfires burning throughout southern California has kept southern Nevada under some sort of air or smoke advisory since September 11th.

Clark County officials say that it may be best for children, the elderly and people with respiratory and heart disease to stay indoors.

The county is offering these helpful hints for those who have to deal with the bad air:

· Limit outdoor exertion on days with high levels of fine particles in the air. Exercise makes you breathe heavier and increases the amount of particulates you are likely to inhale.

· Keep windows and doors closed.

· Consider changing your indoor air filters if they are dirty.