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Smoke From Major Wildfires Drifts Into San Joaquin Valley

Yosemite National Park

The Turtleback Dome and Air Quality camera from Yosemite National Park on Sept.6, 2017 at 3:20 p.m.

Yosemite National Park

Smoke from three major wildfires is making for unhealthy air in the foothills from Tulare County on up to Mariposa County and including Yosemite National Park. 

Anthony Presto with the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District says so far air quality in the Valley is good to moderate but that could change later this week.

“There is a strong possibility shifting winds could begin to push smoke down to the valley floor again as it did over the weekend. Right now, there’s a little bit of reprieve from that,” Presto said. 

Presto notes that smoke from the wildfires will continue to create harmful air quality conditions until they are extinguished.

Rich Ibarra

Contributing Central Valley/Foothills Reporter

As the Central Valley correspondent, Rich Ibarra covers San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and Merced counties, along with the foothill areas including Tuolumne and Calaveras counties. He covers politics, the economy and issues affecting the region.   Read Full Bio 

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