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Air quality advisory issued because of smoke in Las Vegas Valley

Joyce Lupiani

Air quality advisory issued because of smoke in Las Vegas Valley

CREATED May. 23, 2012

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The Clark County Department of Air Quality has issued an advisory Wednesday due to smoke from the wildfire that is burning in western Nevada, local weather conditions, and existing levels of pollutants.

The wildfire is burning just west of Wellington, Nev., in Topaz Ranch Estates.

The advisory is in effect Wednesday through Thursday afternoon.

Smoke is made of small dust particles and other pollutants that can aggravate respiratory diseases.

At this time, unhealthy levels of air pollution are not occurring.

Air Quality officials will continue to monitor conditions and will post an alert on the forecast page of the DAQ website if unhealthy levels actually occur. A link to the forecast page is located at http://redrock.clarkcountynv.gov/forecast/.

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