Air Quality Alert
- Areas affected:
- Kern, CA
1215 PM PST Thu Nov 15 2018
The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District issued an
Air Quality Alert on November 10, 2018, due to smoke impacts from
surrounding wildfires for San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera,
Fresno, Kings, Tulare, and valley portion of Kern counties.
This Air Quality Alert is in effect until the fires are
Exposure to particle pollution can cause serious health problems,
aggravate lung disease, cause asthma attacks and acute
bronchitis, and increase risk of respiratory infections.
Residents are advised to use caution as conditions warrant.
People with heart or lung diseases should follow their doctor’s
advice for dealing with episodes of unhealthy air quality.
Additionally, older adults and children should avoid prolonged
exposure, strenuous activities or heavy exertion, as conditions
For additional information, call your local San Joaquin Valley
Air District office. Modesto 209-557-6400, Fresno 559-230-6000,
Bakersfield 661-392-5500, Mariposa 209-966-2220.
Residents can also follow air quality conditions by downloading
the free Valley Air app, available in the Apple store or Google