High-pollution advisory issued for Phoenix area

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PHOENIX (AP) -- A high-pollution advisory is in effect for the Phoenix area on Wednesday, with ozone levels expected to increase because of a forecast high temperature of 108 degrees.

The Maricopa County Air Quality Department will enforce rules of no burning all day starting at midnight Wednesday and ending at midnight Thursday.

Health officials recommend that children and adults with breathing problems avoid outdoor activities all day.

The general public is asked to not burn wood in fireplaces, stoves or outdoor fire pits, drive as little as possible or car pool, avoid using leaf blowers, and delay big painting projects until the pollution advisory has passed.