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May 31, 2023

Wildfire smoke moves over area, but air quality remains ‘Good’

The San Benito County Office of Emergency Services is reporting that air quality remains classified as “Good” despite smoke moving over the area from wildfires in Northern California.

San Benito County’s air quality rating was at a “25” rating as of Monday afternoon. A score of 0-50 is considered Good, while 51-100 is Moderate, and anything over 100 is considered Unhealthy or worse.

The office of emergency services did, however, note how smoke had started moving over the county. Some locals commented on the smoky conditions on social media Monday.

The 0-50 designation means, “Air quality is considered satisfactory, and air pollution poses little or no risk.” Hollister remained at a “Good” level as of 6:45 p.m. Monday.

Two Hollister firefighters, meanwhile, have been deployed to the Carr Fire in Shasta County. That fire

For more on local air quality, go to https://www.airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=airnow.main.