Health advisory issued due to Colorado fire

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The state health department has issued a health and air quality advisory because of the wildfire in the Jefferson County foothills.

Health department executive director Chris Urbina said the advisory was issued Monday at 4 p.m., shortly after the fire broke out. It’s set to expire at 4 p.m. Tuesday but it could be extended.

Urbina advises children, the elderly and those with heart and lung disease stay indoors, keep windows and doors closed and not to vacuum, because that stirs up dust particles in the home.

The warning affects parts of Douglas, Arapahoe, Broomfield and Boulder counties, all of Jefferson county and the Denver metro area.

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