Air quality reaches 'unhealthy' range in Reno, Sparks, Gardnerville area

This Sunday, July 15, 2018 image from video provided by Sierra Fire Watch shows a large fire and smoke plume rising over an area northwest of Yosemite National Park as the Ferguson fire continues to spread in California's Sierra Nevada.The U.S. Forest Service said Wednesday morning, July 18, 2018 the blaze is 27 square miles (70 square kilometers) and is just 5 percent contained. More than 1,800 firefighters are battling the blaze in Mariposa County that started Friday, July 13. (Sierra Fire Watch via AP)

Air quality has reached the 'unhealthy' range throughout Reno, Sparks and Gardnerville due to smoke from the Ferguson Fire burning near Yosemite National Park in northern California.

Smoke from the fire will be thick today for the Eastern Sierra, Tahoe Basin, and Sierra Front of western Nevada. Expect poor air quality and visibility.

You are encouraged to stay indoors if you are sensitive to smoke and reduce any prolonged or heavy exertion outdoors.

To check the air quality where you live, visit airnow.gov.

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