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California Fire Smoke Closes Reno Schools; Las Vegas Bakes Again

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A blanket of smoke from California wildfires prompted the closure of schools Thursday in Reno-Sparks.

It was the second time this week that schools closed due to the unhealthy air as officials urged residents to limit outdoor activity.

A record-breaking heat wave was keeping many other Nevadans indoors as well. Las Vegas was headed for its seventh consecutive day of 110 degrees or higher.

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The National Weather Service extended a dense smoke advisory until 11 a.m. Friday for Reno, Lake Tahoe and much of western Nevada. The air quality index flirted with the "very unhealthy" category in Reno-Sparks for the second day in a row.