- Associated Press - Thursday, April 14, 2016

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Douglas County has joined Lincoln and Lancaster County in issuing air quality warnings.

A Douglas County news release says the air is unhealthy because of particulate levels caused mostly by agriculture fires in northeast Kansas and southeast Nebraska.

The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department issued a warning Tuesday night. Health director Judy Halstead told The Associated Press on Thursday the air is unhealthy for everyone, not just the elderly or people with lung or other respiratory issues. People most at risk were advised to stay indoors and avoid strenuous physical activity.

Halstead says conditions might improve later in the day if the wind were to pick up as expected.

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