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.