South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) issued a Smoke Advisory for Orange County California Thursday October 12 2017.
Current Air Quality in Capistrano Valley is Moderate.
This advisory is in effect through Friday Morning October 13 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: 8:00am Thursday October 12 2017:
The burn area is reported to be 9,217 acres with 60 percent containment.
The 241 remains closed in both directions btwn the north end of the 91& Santiago Cyn/Chapman exit.
Winds will be from the west through Friday, although weaker nighttime and morning winds may cause smoke to accumulate in some areas.
Smoke impacts appear to be low at the present time and are mainly in the vicinity of the fire in northern and central Orange County.
Air quality may reach Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups levels or higher in areas directly impacted by smoke.
Areas of direct smoke impacts and unhealthful air quality may include portions of:
Central Orange County
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
For more information please visit South Coast Air Quality Management District.