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Air Quality After Station Fire Returning to Normal

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Not that normal means no more smog, but the daily Station Fire-related alerts from the Los Angeles County Public Health Department took a turn for the better today. "According to the South Coast Air Quality Management District, the air quality in Los Angeles County has returned to 'moderate' to 'good' levels, except for in the areas immediately around the still-burning portions of the Station Fire in the San Gabriel Mountains," the agency announced in an e-mail today. Recent daily alerts usually affected the San Gabriel, San Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys for sensitive individuals (i.e., the elderly, kids and those with respiratory conditions), but when the fire, along with a few others, were just beginning in late August, air quality throughout the region suffered.