Smoke from the wildfires in Southwestern Oregon is traveling down the coast and affecting air quality in San Luis Obispo County, according to the San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District.
The impact of the smoke is greater along the coast. Nearer to the coast the air quality index is at the moderate or yellow category, which is air quality that is unhealthy for very sensitive people. The AQI for interior parts of the county are still in the good or green category.
Due to the bad air quality, Camp San Luis Obispo had to reschedule a prescribed burn. The APCD will continue to work with Camp SLO and other agencies and monitor the air quality of the county.
County agencies urge residents to use precautions when working outside to prevent excessive smoke exposure which can cause harmful side effects. When you see or smell smoke in your surroundings, APCD recommends avoiding strenuous outdoor activities and remain indoors.