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Smoke advisory issued due to So. Cal. wildfires



DATE OF ADVISORY: October 11, 2019


For further information, contact:

Bret Banks, Executive Director (661) 723-8070

Antelope Valley - The Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District has issued a Smoke Advisory today for the Antelope Valley.  This advisory will remain in effect until further notice. Windblown smoke from the Saddleridge Fire currently burning in the vicinity of the Sylmar area is causing smoke impacts in the Antelope Valley area. Shifting winds throughout the next few days may cause varying smoke impacts within the Antelope Valley.

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

In any area impacted by smoke: Everyone should avoid any vigorous outdoor or indoor exertion; people with respiratory or heart disease, older adults, and children should remain indoors. Keep windows and doors closed. Run your air conditioner if you have one. Avoid using a swamp cooler or whole-house fan to prevent bringing additional smoke inside.

Wildfires generate smoke containing numerous air pollutants including fine particulates known as PM10 and PM2.5.

Levels of smoke and particles will depend on changes in winds and the containment of the fire. This advisory will be in effect as long as conditions warrant.

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