AN air quality alert has been issued for residents in Central NSW due to smoke from the Gospers Mountain fire which continues to burn out of control in the Wollemi National Park north of Lithgow.
Glen Davis, Glen Alice and Newnes residents have been put on alert.
Smoke from the fire is thick in the air over the Bathurst region, with the NSW Government's regional air monitoring service confirming just how bad conditions are at present.
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Bathurst and Orange are currently showing an Air Quality Index (AQI) reading of 298, putting the air quality in the hazardous category.
The Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) warns that visibility has been affected across the region and urges people with heart and lung disease should avoid exercising outdoors.
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Exposure and health effects
- People with heart or lung disease should avoid exercising outdoors, the NSW Government warns.
- Visibility may be affected.
For emergency medical assistance call triple-0.
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