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Avoiding the Smoke In N. California

SMOKE PIC TUESHAPPY CAMP, Calif. — As these fires continue to burn, sending smoke in the area, communities throughout Northern California are trying to deal with the poor air quality.

Happy Camp Elementary is preparing to install air purifiers throughout the school sometime this weekend. The school is expecting to open Monday. That’s three school days later than it was expecting to open.

In Fort Jones, officials have set up a Clean Air Respite Center to give people an escape from the smoke. It’s at the family resource center on Main Street in Fort Jones. It’s open from 9-5 on the weekdays.