Orange County Air Quality Smoke Advisory Friday October 13 2017

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South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) issued a Smoke Advisory for Orange County California Friday October 13 2017.
Current Air Quality in Capistrano Valley is Moderate.

This advisory is in effect through Monday Morning October 16 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: 7:00am Friday October 13 2017
The burn area is reported to be 9,217 acres with 65 percent containment.
UPDATE: 3:00pm Friday October 13 2017: 241 Toll Road is now open in both directions

Fire behavior is reported to be minimal.

Winds will be from the west through Friday, although weaker nighttime and morning winds may cause smoke to accumulate in some areas.

Santa Ana winds are predicted to return on Saturday.

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

Saddleback Valley

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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