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Air quality advisory in Vegas continues Thursday

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LAS VEGAS (FOX5/AP) -

An air quality advisory issued on Wednesday in Clark County continued into Thursday, stemming from wildfires burning in coastal and mountain areas of California.

A Clark County Department of Air Quality advisory cites smoke and ozone from fires burning hundreds of miles to the northwest.

The advisory remains in effect through Thursday for people with respiratory problems, cardiac disease, young children and senior citizens.

Clark County spokeswoman Stacey Welling pointed to three fires:

  • One covers nearly 135 square miles of land in rugged wilderness north of Big Sur.
  • Another has burned nearly 37 square miles of grass and dry brush in the Santa Ynez Mountains near Santa Barbara.
  • A third covers more than 30 square miles in Sequoia National Forest northwest of Lake Isabella.

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