Wednesday, August 31
Air Quality Alert
Baton Rouge, LA - A marsh fire in the Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Orleans Parish has Louisiana Army National Guard helicopters dumping water on the blaze.
State Department of Environmental Quality officials have issued an air quality alert for the New Orleans and Baton Rouge areas because of tiny particles contained in the smoke. At least minor impacts will be possible across most of southeast Louisiana, with day particulate matter concentrations fluctuating between moderate and unhealthy. These particles are unhealthy for sensitive groups such as children, the elderly, and people with heart trouble, asthma or other illnesses that make breathing difficult.
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