Valley Air District issues ‘health caution’ for smoke looming from Northern California wildfire

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District has issued a “health caution” as smoke from a burning wildfire in Northern California has begun to loom over Central California.

The Crews Fire sparked on July 5 and is burning in Santa Clara County near Gilroy. Air district officials say the smoke is affecting areas in the central and southern areas of the Valley, including Fresno, Madera and Kings counties.

Some ABC30 insiders reported smelling smoke in Hanford and Lemoore on Monday morning.

ABC30 Meteorologist Madeline Evans also reported lower visibility in areas of the South Valley.

The Valley Air District said that there are other wildfires burning around parts of Central California, which could also bring more smoke throughout the week.

ABC 30 contributed to this report.