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Health Effects of Ash and Dust Leaf Blowers Not Advised in Areas with Ash and Drying Mud

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department and Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District today reflect on continuing health effects of the ash that fell during the Thomas Fire and the health effects of dust from the drying mud of the Montecito mudslides.

The amount of ash that fell throughout the county during the Thomas Fire was unprecedented. Dry weather conditions are expected to continue, and any future windy conditions can stir up remaining ash and dust.

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Fire Weather Watch issued for parts of Santa Barbara County effective June 14th and Excessive Heat Watch effective June 15th.
Alerta Meteorológica por Riesgo de Incendio emita para partes del condado de Santa Barbara efectivo 14 de junio y Alerta de calor excesivo a partir del 15 de junio.