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April 16, 2014

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Fireworks smoke prompts air quality advisory


Christopher DeVargas

Fireworks fill the sky during the midnight New Year’s Eve celebration on The Strip, Monday, Dec. 31, 2012.

Thousands of fireworks launched from Strip hotels will light up the sky when the clock strikes midnight this New Year’s Eve. They’ll also generate a lot of smoke, prompting an air quality advisory from Clark County this morning.

The advisory will be in effect tonight through Wednesday morning.

Smoke from fireworks could aggravate symptoms in people with respiratory diseases, county officials warned.

Officials will monitor conditions and post an alert on the Department of Air Quality website if unhealthy levels of air pollution are detected.

The elderly, children and people with respiratory diseases such as bronchitis or asthma are advised to consider staying inside to avoid any negative effects from potential air pollution.

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