An Imperial Valley Air Quality Alert for Brawley was issued Friday evening.

According to the Imperial County Air Pollution Control District PM10 AQI reached 234 as of 7:00 p.m. Friday. That lead to the designation as Very Unhealthy. People with respiratory or heart disease , the elderly , and children are the groups most at risk. Persons with cardiopulmonary disease and the elderly may experience significant aggravation. Maximum AQI in other communities was listed as Moderate.