By Laura Perdew
The South Coast Air Quality Management District has issued a smoke advisory today for portions of western San Bernardino and Riverside counties and eastern Los Angeles County. Air quality may reach the Unhealthy range or higher in these areas due to the Etiwanda Fire.
Smoke production from the fire has been high at times with winds of 70 mph to 80 mph reported. Cities that may experience Unhealthy air quality include: Rancho Cucamonga, Upland, Ontario, Chino, Chino Hills, Riverside, Norco and Corona. Cities in the Pomona/Walnut Valley including Diamond Bar, Walnut, Pomona, San Dimas, La Verne and Claremont may also experience Unhealthy air quality levels.
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.
In any area 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 windows and doors closed or seek alternate shelter. Run your air conditioner if you have one. Do not use a swamp cooler or whole-house fan to prevent bringing additional smoke inside. To avoid worsening the health effects of wildfire smoke, …read more
Source: Fullerton Chamber of Commerce