Wednesday, September 9, 2020

LA, SF under blankets of smoke (video)

Kristina Bravo (KTLA Ch. 5 News, 9//8/20); Ashley Wells, CC Liu (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly
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Smoke blankets much of Southern California as two massive wildfires burn out of control

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Smoke coming from two fires burning in the forests of Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties will bring air quality down to unhealthy levels in Southern California.

Many areas in the region reported ash falling from the Bobcat and El Dorado fires on Monday, the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) said.

Pollution advisory due to fires (SCAQMD)
Smoke mainly affected communities in Yucaipa, west Coachella Valley, Santa Clarita, and those near the Santa Monica, San Gabriel, and San Bernardino mountains.

While air quality on the ground has stayed in the “good” to “moderate” level, smoke higher in the atmosphere has caused ash fall and reduced visibility, according to the SCAQMD.

The air quality near the Bobcat Fire in the Angeles National Forest and the El Dorado Fire in San Bernardino National Forest will likely stay poor on Tuesday, the agency said. More

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