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|October 19, 2017|
Wildfire brings health hazards to 4-county area
ANAHEIM – (INT) – The Canyon-2 Fire sent a huge plume of smoke airborne over north Orange County to the coast on Monday, but the winds are changing direction.
Areas to the east in Riverside and San Bernardino counties could share in the poor air quality as sea breezes replace the torrid Santa Ana winds.
The smoke has combined with ash and other tiny particles to create poor air quality. Southern Californians are advised to avoid unnecessary outdoor activities.
The Air Quality Management District (AQMD) says 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.
Smoke will continue to be an issue in parts of Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Los Angeles counties until the fire is contained.
Story Date: October 10, 2017