Smoke From Fire Burning Near Frazier Park
May Impact Local
|May 17, 2013
Air quality officials have issued another smoke advisory today for areas in Los
Angeles County due to smoke from the Grand Fire burning near Frazier Park
and Lebec in Kern County.
All individuals are urged to exercise caution and avoid unnecessary outdoor
activities in any area directly impacted by smoke. This includes areas
where residents can see or smell smoke.
Air quality may reach Unhealthy levels in areas of Los Angeles County most
impacted by the smoke, including portions of the San Gabriel Mountains.
Other areas, including the Santa Clarita Valley area, may reach Unhealthy
for Sensitive Groups levels or higher depending on fire and weather
Wildfires generate smoke containing numerous air pollutants including fine
particulates known as PM10 and PM2.5.
In areas that experience Unhealthy air quality and those directly impacted
by smoke: Everyone should avoid any vigorous outdoor or indoor exertion;
people with respiratory or heart disease, the elderly, and children should
remain indoors. Keep your windows and doors closed unless it is extremely
hot inside. In these cases, seek alternate shelter. Run your air
conditioner if you have one. Keep the fresh air intake closed and the
filter clean to prevent bringing additional smoke inside.
For regularly updated air quality information, see the air quality map at
www.aqmd.gov. For more tips on avoiding
health impacts from the smoke, see
http://www.aqmd.gov/ej/CAC/wildfire_safety_tips.htm on SCAQMD’s website.
SCAQMD is the air pollution control agency for Orange County and major
portions of Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Riverside counties.
This page updated:
May 17, 2013