Air quality reaches ’very unhealthy’ levels amid California fires

Air quality reaches ’very unhealthy’ levels amid California firesSmoke from numerous fires blazing across California exposed residents “very unhealthy” air quality on Tuesday. Clinicians at Ridgecrest Regional Hospital reported an uncharacteristically high number of patients seeking treatment for allergy, asthma and other respiratory concerns “most likely due to our current environmental situation.” See cdc.gov/air/wildfire-smoke/default.htm for information. Anyone in a state of medical emergency, such as difficulty breathing, should seek immediate medical treatment. — Photos by Timothy Neipp

Story First Published: 2020-09-11