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Coachella Valley Unified School District Cancels Classes Due to Poor Air Quality

Classes were also cancelled district-wide on Friday.

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    Coachella Valley Unified School District Cancels Classes Due to Poor Air Quality
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    Images capture a fire in Coachella Valley that began burning Monday, Oct. 15, 2019.

    The Coachella Valley Unified School District canceled school for Monday due to a mulch fire burning in Thermal that has caused air quality concerns.

    "Our understanding is that the fire will shortly be fully contained and we look forward to returning to school. We will update everyone on Monday afternoon," district officials said in a social media post on Sunday.

    On Thursday, 14 students from Desert Mirage High School were taken to a hospital with respiratory problems due to the smoke, and several schools were evacuated. Classes were cancelled district-wide on Friday.

    The fire near 66th Avenue and Martinez Road at the Sun Valley Recycling Center has been burning since Oct. 14.

    A smoke advisory was issued through Monday afternoon by the South Coast Air Quality Management District.

    The closure will also affect district offices.