County issues smoke advisory

County issues smoke advisory

IMPERIAL COUNTY, Calif. – The Air Pollution Control District has issued a smoke advisory for Imperial Valley residents due to multiple wild fires in the Desert Southwest region.

The district says the smoke from fires burning near Mexico and San Diego County could potentially impact the valley’s air quality. They are warning residents with respiratory issues, heart or lung disease, infants and older adults to take precautions such as staying indoors.

If you start having issues breathing or constant coughing it’s recommended you contact your doctor immediately. There is no word yet on how long that smoke advisory will be in place.

About The Author

Eduardo Santiago joined the FOX 9 and ABC 5 news team in February, 2012. That’s the same year KECY launched its very first local newscast. He has been covering local news in Yuma and the Imperial Valley since his start as a KYMA photojournalist in 2006. During his decade in broadcasting, Eduardo has covered some of the biggest stories in the Desert Southwest – from President Bush’s visit to Yuma, Ariz. to the uncovering of drug tunnels that span the US-Mexico border. One of the most memorable stories Eduardo covered was the 2010 Easter Earthquake that rocked the Imperial Valley, Mexicali, and Yuma. Eduardo, along with his news team, won an award from the Associated Press for best coverage of an ongoing story following the quake. Before he made his move to TV, Eduardo was just a kid born in East Los Angeles, where he spent his early childhood. His parents moved him to Mexicali, B.C. Mexico, where he did most of his elementary school education. He finally landed in El Centro, where he graduated from Central Union High School in 2005. Eduardo is currently a student at Imperial Valley College. You can find Eduardo hanging out in the Imperial Valley and Yuma with his family on any given weekend. His off-screen passion is playing guitar and sports.

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