Las Vegas (KLAS) — Flights in Las Vegas have been affected by smoke and haze in the area, leading to delays that are causing concern, authorities reported on Monday.
According to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) officials, flights at Las Vegas McCarran International Airport have been delayed due to reduced visibility. FAA officials stated that on Monday afternoon, there was an average delay of 73 minutes.
Furthermore, the airport has closed its runways for small, private aircraft until conditions are suitable for safe landings.
As of the end of the week, the Yark fire, which has been burning for four days, has spread to 77,000 acres in Nevada after entering the state last week without containment. The interagency incident management team has categorized the air quality for the Las Vegas area as “moderate,” and the National Weather Service has labeled it as “unhealthy.”
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