Unhealthy air from wildfires pushes Reno school kids inside

By The Associated Press | Posted - Aug. 21, 2015 at 4:50 p.m.

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RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Washoe County Health District says the air quality around Reno and Sparks is in the "unhealthy range" because of smoke drifting in from California wildfires.

District officials said Friday people with heart or lung disease, older adults, and children should avoid prolonged or heavy exertion. Everyone else should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion.

As a result, the Washoe County School District either canceled or moved all after-school activities inside Friday afternoon. Those decisions are being made on a school-by-school basis.

In Las Vegas, the air pollution from the smoke hasn't reached the unhealthy level yet, but Clark County officials extended an air quality advisory it first issued on Wednesday through the end of Friday.

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