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Smoke From La Tuna Fire Creating Poor Air Conditions In Surrounding Area
The massive fire burning in Sun Valley has reached over 5,000 acres and the smoke and flames are visible for miles around the burning site. As a result, the air quality in the surrounding valley and mountain areas is severely compromised. According to the South Coast Air Quality Management District, air quality is unhealthy in portions of the San Fernando Valley, San Gabriel Valley, San Gabriel Mountains, and Glendale area.
Officials recommend avoiding physical activity and outdoor exposure, according to City News Service. This includes pets—if your dog or cat is having trouble breathing, take them to an animal hospital immediately. The air quality will also be particularly dangerous for children, senior citizens, and adults with respiratory disease, according to the L.A. Times.
The South Coast Air Quality Management District has released a smoke advisory in response to the fire. The officials urge people in the smoky areas to keep windows and doors closed, run the air conditioner continuously, and avoiding the use of swamp coolers and whole house fans.
Couldn't sleep and decided to leave my house to document this fire. Let this be a lesson not to mess with Mother Nature. #LaTunaFire pic.twitter.com/ibCqwPn5Cp— kim newmoney (@kimnewmoney) September 2, 2017
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.