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Air quality advisory extended through Sunday

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Smoke from the Carpenter 1 fire on Mount Charleston. (Jim Morgan) Smoke from the Carpenter 1 fire on Mount Charleston. (Jim Morgan)

The Clark County Department of Air Quality has extended the air quality advisory currently in effect through at least the end of Sunday.

The wildfire on Mount Charleston as well as other regional fires is contributing to smoke in the air as well as ground-level ozone.

While the advisory is in effect, you should consider limiting strenuous outdoor activity, especially if you have a respiratory disease.

If you work outdoors, consider wearing a painter's mask or surgical mask. Also, keep your windows closed and run your air conditioner inside your house and car. It will filter out dust and particulates.

If you are suffering with itchy eyes, a runny nose or congestion, try over-the-counter or prescription allergy medication.

To reduce ground-level ozone, fill up your gas tank after sunset and plan your errands so they can be completed in one trip. Also, keep your car well maintained and consider using mass transit or carpooling.

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