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Smoke from Morris Fire Could Linger Through Sunday

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Officials announced this morning to take heed of the smoke pouring into the Los Angeles basin from the Morris Fire in the Angeles National Forest, but the LA Times finds that it could be sticking around throughout the hot weekend.

While a lack of wind is helping firefighters battle the blaze in San Gabriel Canyon north of Azusa, it is also hindering it from blowing away. "The L.A. Basin is a big cul-de-sac. To the north and the east we're bounded by some pretty high mountains," a climatologist with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory told the Times. "The basin is just filling up with this smoke."

A reader in Laguna Beach told LAist Catalina Island cannot be seen from the beach because of the smoke. Others are reporting they can smell it around downtown.