Statement as of 3:43 PM PDT on July 19, 2017
Expires 7:00 PM EDT on July 20, 2017
343 PM PDT Wed Jul 19 2017
The San Joaquin Valley air pollution control district has issued
an air quality alert starting on July 17, 2017, due to smoke
impacts from the surrounding wildfires for San Joaquin,
Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare, and the valley
portion of Kern counties.
This air quality alert is in effect until Thursday, July 20,
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 doctors
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 661-381-