LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Clark County Department of Environment and Sustainability (DES) is extending its current smoke advisory through Monday, Sept. 28 due to regional wildfire smoke persisting in the southwestern U.S., including southern Nevada. The smoke affects visibility and higher particulate levels at the surface.
The department says the smoke can aggravate respiratory diseases, like bronchitis and asthma, or heart disease due to the dust particles and other pollutants found in smoke. Authorities urge children, the elderly and people with the aforementioned conditions to stay indoors.
DES offers the following tips to limit exposure to smoke:
- Limit outdoor exertion, like exercise, on days with high levels of fine particles in the air
- Keep windows and doors closed
- Consider changing your indoor air filters if they are dirty
Wildfire smoke is affecting much of the Southwestern US and Southern Nevada.