LAS VEGAS—Clark County’s Department of Air Quality (DAQ) issued an alert through Saturday morning for ozone and smoke. Today’s ozone and smoke levels are potentially associated with emissions from the Erskine Fire near Los Angeles and Bakersfield, local weather conditions, and existing levels of pollutants. An air quality advisory issued for ozone and smoke on June 22 remains in effect through Monday, June 27, due to the Erskine fire and others burning in Southern California.
At this time, “unhealthy for sensitive groups” levels of ozone and smoke are imminent or are occurring and are expected to continue through Saturday morning. Clark County Air Quality officials will continue to monitor conditions and will post an update on the forecast page of the DAQ website if needed. The website also contains data on current and past conditions. A link to the forecast page is: http://redrock.clarkcountynv.gov/forecast/.