Smoke and ash in the air pose a special danger to children, older adults and people with lung or heart problems
The Lake Fire also affects Angeles National Forest.
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Smoke and ash from the Bobcat Fire in the Los Angeles National Forest, above Azuza, has set off the Los Angeles County Alarms About Poor Air Quality.
Residents in the area of the San Gabriel Mountains, in the east of San Gabriel Valley and in the Pomona-Walnut Valley, as stated by the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD).
People have reported that they are falling ashes on communities that are miles from the source of the fire, as reported this Monday Los Angeles Times.
Duarte and Monrovia are the two communities closest to #BobcatFire but Santa Ana conditions could threaten not just those communities, but also potentially Azusa, Bradbury, Arcadia and Sierra Madre as well, he said https://t.co/6MJVIkNDV9
– KTLA (@KTLA) September 7, 2020
The winds were expected to push smoke into Arcadia, Azusa, Glendora, Upland and the San Bernardino National Forest from Sunday night through Monday morning. Monday afternoon, a wind change it began to carry smoke east and northeast toward Angeles National Forest and San Bernardino National Forest, SCAQMD reported.
Bradley Whitaker, director of SCAQMD, added that the smoke is also affecting the Santa Clarita region and the Santa Monica Mountains. Other communities are also seeing some smoke in the “good to moderate” range, specific.
Whitaker expects the air quality warning; What is it especially dangerous for children, older adults, and people with lung or heart problems; it is also extended on Tuesday.