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Triple-Digit Heat, Wildfires Impact Valley’s Air Quality

Triple-Digit Heat, Wildfires Impact Valley’s Air Quality

Triple-Digit Heat, Wildfires Impact Valley’s Air Quality


Smoke from the South Fork Fire and Empire Fire, both burning in Mariposa County, and emissions from the recent Flat Fire and Hill Fire in Fresno County are affecting air quality in locations throughout the San Joaquin Valley. Triple-digit temperatures coupled with stagnant air are conducive for the formation of ozone. Elevated particulate matter and ozone levels throughout the Valley are prompting Air District officials to issue a health cautionary statement Valley-wide.


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