Coachella Valley schools to be closed for fifth day due to mulch fire

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THERMAL (CNS) - Students at Coachella Valley Unified School District campuses will get one more day off due to continuing air quality concerns stemming from a mulch fire in Thermal, before school resumes on Friday. The district's 22 schools have been closed since Friday due to the smoke hazards posed by the blaze near the intersection of Avenue 66 and Martinez Road. Officials said schools would remain shut down Thursday for the same reason. "While there will continue to be smoke until the fire is extinguished, studies by the EPA have shown that the smoke is not hazardous. People who suffer from sensitive medical conditions should continue to follow their doctor's advice. As a result of this information, CVUSD schools will reopen on Friday, Oct. 25, 2019," district officials said in a
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