Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Where did all that smoke come from?

Echo Park, fires, smoke

Brown-tinted sky over Echo Park

ECHO PARK — The fires raging in San Diego County are about 100 miles away but this morning  they seemed much closer after smoke from those blazes began blowing across Los Angeles, prompting air quality officials to warn about the potential for “unhealthful air.”

“From where I am, downtown L.A. looks pretty smoky,” said Emmy G. of Echo Park.  “For a while, the smoky air was blowing into our apartment through my apartment mate’s patio door, which I closed.”

The South Coast Air Quality Management District issued a smoke advisory after winds from the south pushed the smoke across portions of Los Angeles and Orange Counties, causing  the potential for unhealthful air for sensitive individuals.  “People with respiratory or heart disease, the elderly, and children should remain indoors,” according to the advisory.

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One comment

  1. The smoke seems to have eased up around here for the most part — I hope it stays that way!

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