Riverside County smoke advisory issued for Northern, Central California fires

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Smoke rises from the Creek Fire near the Cahuilla Indian Reservation in Anza Tuesday, May 4.
RIVERSIDE (CNS) - Winds are expected to bring some of the smoke from massive wildfires in northern and central California into portions of the South Coast Air Basin including Riverside County, prompting air pollution regulators to issue an advisory through at least Thursday morning. "While smoke will be present in the upper atmosphere across the region, the greatest impacts on surface air quality are expected in mountain areas and (the) Coachella Valley,'' according to a statement issued by the South Coast Air Quality Management District, which is the air pollution control agency for major portions of Riverside, Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino counties. In areas affected by wildfire smoke, the Air Quality Index may reach unhealthy levels, according to AQMD officials, who said
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