HFD issues warning after smoke stretches across Houston area; how to take care of yourself, your loved ones – KPRC Click2Houston

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WEATHER ALERT
Ana Gonzalez, Digital Content Producer
Published: March 18, 2022, 11:23 AM
Updated: March 18, 2022, 11:37 AM
Ana Gonzalez, Digital Content Producer
HOUSTON – Air quality in Houston has reached unhealthy levels after a cold front pushed smoke from an ongoing wildfire in West Texas, according to the Houston Fire Department.
HFD said in a statement that the smoke is currently not a threat in Houston.
The wildfire is occurring at the Eastland Complex, 120 miles west of Dallas, where over 40,000 acres have burned. A cold front picked up the smoke and steered it through the Houston area.
Due to the winds, Houstonians may see smoke and/or ash in the area, HFD said.
You can check the current air quality level in Houston here.
If you or a loved one have the following respiratory or other issues below, consider limiting exposure:
People who are over 65, children, or pregnant women should also take precautions and limit outdoor exposure. Only call 911 in case of a life-threatening emergency.
Houston Residents:
The smoke in the air is due to the wildfires in the Eastland Complex.
No need to be concerned, but if you have respiratory issues consider:
Stay indoors if possible, wear a mask if going outside.
Click here for the fire and smoke map: https://t.co/8ksF6sXgWr pic.twitter.com/GWmBkivprQ
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