Wildfire smoke reaches toxic 'emergency' levels in Sacramento

City officials and public health officials in Sacramento, Calif., began distributing special breathing masks to unsheltered people and residents as smoke from the region's wildfires reached "emergency" levels, according to Capital Public Radio.

A city official told Capital Public Radio the breathing masks will be available at the city's local fire stations. However, the official said the city is not advising that people obtain one, and is instead asking they stay indoors and limit outdoor activity.

The Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District forecasts unhealthy air quality for the county and region through Nov. 13.

As a precaution, the city suspended its annual Veteran's Day parade scheduled to take place Nov. 12.

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