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Map tracks air quality conditions as wildfires burn

Posted at 9:32 PM, Sep 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-20 02:21:14-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — As wildfires continue to burn in California causing damage, they’re also impacting air quality in other states.

“As long as they’re still burning, we’re going to be exposed because of our location on the map,” says Dr. Constantine George.

In Southern Nevada, Clark County has extended a smoke advisory through Sept. 21 due to regional wildfire smoke.

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“A lot of it is the weather patterns are coming in and coming out so there’s multiple variables with this,” says Dr. George.

The Environmental Protection Agency’s AirNow map shows air quality conditions as they develop.

The categories are based on the U.S. Air Quality Index.

According to the map, conditions in Clark County are moderate.

“Regardless of your underlying medical condition, whether you’re healthy or not, we’re all impacted,” says Dr. George.

For more information on how Clark County is monitoring smoke conditions, click here.