Raging California Fires Prompt Air Quality Advisory
South Coast Air Quality Management District warns that the air quality is so bad it's unhealthy for everyone, not just people with respiratory conditions.
Air Quality Reaches Unhealthy Levels After Multiple Fires Blanket Southern California
As the two fires that broke out Monday in the Angeles National Forest continue to burn, prompting an advisory, the South Coast Air Quality Management District's Sam Atwood told KPCC that the warning level on AQMD's air quality index is red. That means it's unhealthy for everyone, Atwood said — not just people with respiratory problems. “When that happens, especially when residents can see or smell smoke, they should take precautions,” Atwood said. The AQMD issued an advisory for potentially unhealthy air quality, with the warning in effect until midnight Tuesday, as the Fish and Reservoir fires sent smoke into the skies. (Muñoz, 6/20)