Orange County Air Quality Smoke Advisory Wednesday October 11 2017

Canyon Fire 2 Image Courtesy of Orange County Fire Authority
Canyon Fire 2 Image Courtesy of Orange County Fire Authority

South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) issued a Smoke Advisory for Orange County California Wednesday October 11 2017.
Current Air Quality in Capistrano Valley is Moderate.

This advisory is in effect through Thursday Morning October 12 2017.

SCAQMD will issue an update if additional information becomes available.

A brush fire, named the Canyon Fire 2, is burning in Orange County near Gypsum Canyon, Anaheim Hills and towards the cities of Tustin and Orange.

UPDATE: Wednesday October 11 2017 at 8:30am: Orange County Fire Authority is reporting that the burn area is reported to be 8,000 acres this with 45 percent containment.

Winds will remain from the southwest through Wednesday, although weaker nighttime and morning winds may cause smoke to accumulate in some areas.

Smoke and ash impacts will be greatest in the vicinity of the fire in northern and central Orange County and into portions of Riverside County, depending on evolving fire conditions.

Air quality may reach Unhealthy levels or higher in areas directly impacted by smoke.

Central Orange County Area

Saddleback Valley Area

Corona/Norco Area

SCAQMD Helpful Advice For Areas 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 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 smoke, don’t use indoor or outdoor wood-burning appliances, including fireplaces.

South Coast Air Quality Management District Online Resources

SCAQMD Alerts are Online

Air Alerts by Region are Online

Interactive Air Quality Map by Region is Online

SCAQMD Fire Safety Alert Factsheet is Online

Map of SQAQMD Forecast Map is Online

For more information please visit South Coast Air Quality Management District.

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