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SCAQMD Issues Smoke Advisory for Fire Burning in the Brentwood area
By Sentinel News Service
Published May 30, 2017

This advisory is in effect today, May 28, 2017 through May 29, 2017. SCAQMD will issue an update if additional information becomes available.

A brush fire named the Mandeville Fire is burning near Brentwood.  The fire is currently reported as 30 acres with 70 percent containment.  Winds are coming from the west this evening.  Depending on containment of the fire smoke may settle in the valley areas overnight.  Air quality may reach Unhealthy levels in areas directly impacted by smoke.

Areas of direct smoke impacts in the South Coast Air Basin and Unhealthy air quality will likely include:

  • Portions of the Central Los Angeles Area (Forecast Area 1),
  • Portions of the Northwest Los Angeles County Coastal Area (Forecast Area 2),
  • Portions of the West San Fernando Valley (Forecast Area 6) and
  • Portions of the East San Fernando Valley (Forecast Area 7).

All individuals are urged to exercise caution and avoid unnecessary outdoor activities in any area directly impacted by smoke.  This includes areas where residents can see or smell smoke.

In any area directly impacted by smoke:  Everyone should avoid any vigorous outdoor or indoor exertion; people with respiratory or heart disease, the elderly, and children should remain indoors.  Keep windows and doors closed or seek alternate shelter.  Run your air conditioner if you have one and keep the fresh air intake closed and the filter clean to prevent bringing additional smoke inside. Avoid using a swamp cooler or whole-house fan to prevent bringing additional smoke inside. To avoid worsening the health effects of wildfire smoke, don’t use indoor or outdoor wood-burning appliances, including fireplaces.

SCAQMD Advisory updates can be found at the following link: ftp://ftp.aqmd.gov/pub/globalist/Advisory.pdf
To subscribe to air quality alerts, advisories and forecasts by email, go to http://AirAlerts.org
To view current air quality conditions by region in an interactive map, seehttp://www3.aqmd.gov/webappl/gisaqi2/home.aspx
For more tips on avoiding health impacts from smoke, see SCAQMD Fire Safety Alert Factsheets athttp://www.aqmd.gov/home/library/public-information/publications#factsheet

SCAQMD is the air pollution control agency for Orange County and major portions of Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Riverside counties.

 

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