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Calif. wildfire prompts air quality advisory for Las Vegas

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A home is destroyed by flames Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013 in Banning, Calif. A wildfire broke out Wednesday in a rural area in Southern California and grew with extreme speed, threatening three communities where people were evacuated and apparently burning at least two homes.(AP Photo/The Press-Enterprise, Frank Bellino) NO SALES; MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

Calif. Wildfires Force Evacuation

A firefighter battles a wildfire on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, in Cabazon, Calif.  A growing wildfire chewed through a rugged Southern California mountain range on Thursday, damaging buildings, threatening as many as 600 homes and forcing some 1,500 people to flee. Launch slideshow »

A raging California wildfire prompted officials in southern Nevada to announce an air quality advisory warning today that will last through the weekend.

Though air quality levels haven't yet reached an unhealthy level, the Clark County Department of Air Quality issued the advisory due to the fire in Riverside County, Calif., the department announced today. The advisory will be in place from Friday to Sunday.

The fire began around 2 p.m. Wednesday, and has since spread to cover 10,000 acres with only 10 percent containment, according to fire officials.

Air quality officials will post alerts if unhealthy air quality levels are met during the advisory on their website.

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