Thursday, September 1

Air Quality Alert Continues

Baton Rouge, LA - A marsh fire in the Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Orleans Parish continues to release smoke to surrounding areas.

The Louisiana department of environmental quality is forecasting an air quality alert for southeast Louisiana in effect until midnight tonight. The air quality monitors show elevated levels of particulate matter due to the fire. Winds have strengthened and should help disperse the smoke more effectively. However, active children and adults, the elderly and people with respiratory diseases such as asthma, should avoid being outside for long periods. Others should avoid exertion and prolonged outdoor activities.

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