City of Long Beach
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411 W. Ocean Blvd,
Long Beach, CA 90802
City Health Officer Anissa Davis warns Long Beach residents regarding potential unhealthy air quality due to three different fires, Creek, Rye and Skirball, currently burning in Los Angeles County. The fires are being fueled by a strong Santa Ana wind condition, which is expected to continue into this Friday. The Santa Ana wind condition shifts wind direction to coastal areas. Smoke and ash rising into the atmosphere may be visible over portions of Long Beach and surrounding areas, potentially creating unhealthy conditions.
“All individuals are urged to exercise caution and avoid unnecessary outdoor activities in any area directly impacted by smoke and ash,” said Dr. Davis. “This includes areas where residents can see or smell smoke.”
In any area impacted by smoke, residents should take the following precautions:
For more detailed information about air quality related to the wildfire, visit the South Coast Air Quality Management District’s website at www.aqmd.gov
For more tips on avoiding health impacts from smoke, see http://www.aqmd.gov/home/library/public-information/publications#factsheet
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