Do You Smell Smoke?
As seen from Oceanside, smoke from a fire on Camp Pendleton fills (AP Photo/San Diego Union -Tribune/Charlie Neuman)
Throughout the morning, the phones at the LA Fire Department dispatch center have been ringing off the hook, prompting officials to release an LAFD Alert: "Smoke from the current wildfire in Camp Pendleton is now notable in many parts of Los Angeles," Brian Humphrey wrote. Over the phone with LAist, he did emphasize that if you do actually see smoke, it might be worth a call. The fire, which has burned 1000 acres on the marine base is 70% contained, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.
Update: Apparently, many of the calls are going to 9-1-1 dispatch prompting another alert to be sent out: "Do NOT to call 9-1-1 to ask questions. Only call 9-1-1 to report an emergency requiring immediate Police, Fire, EMS response."