' UPDATE: Smoke Plume Turns Sky Orange-Yellow, Dims Sun, In ELB From Massive Anaheim Hills Fire; If You Can, It's Best To Avoid Outdoor Activities '


FURTHER UPDATE: City Health Officer Advises These Precautions; UPDATE: Smoke Plume Turns Sky Yellow, Dims Sun, In ELB From Massive Anaheim Hills Fire

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(Oct. 9, 2017, updated at 5:30 p..m. from 3:10 p.m. and 12:15 p.m. initial) -- LB's Health Officer, Anissa Davis, has issued the following statement regarding smoke and ash from the Anaheim Hills (Canyon Fire 2), which can be seen and smelled in muchof LB: "All individuals are urged to exercise caution and avoid unnecessary outdoor activities in any area directly impacted by smoke and ash. This includes areas where residents can see or smell smoke."

In any area impacted by smoke, residents should take the following precautions:

  • Avoid any vigorous outdoor or indoor exertion.
  • People with respiratory or heart disease, the elderly, and children should remain indoors.
  • Keep windows and doors closed or seek alternate shelter.
  • Run your air conditioner if you have one.
  • Change the standard air-conditioner filter to a medium or high efficiency filter. If you have a wall-unit or window-unit air conditioner, set it to ôre-circulate.
  • Do not use a swamp cooler or whole-house fan to prevent bringing additional smoke inside.
  • To avoid worsening the health effects of wildfire smoke, do not use indoor or outdoor wood-burning appliances, including fireplaces.

(3:10 p.m.) At midafternoon today (Oct. 9), a massive smoke plume from a 2,500 acre wind-shipped brush fire in the Anaheim Hills (Gypsum Canyon area) has turned the ELB sky a pale orange-yellow and dimmed the sun.

2:30 p.m. Panoramic view from ELB, as smoke turned sky yellow, dimming sunlight. Photo by Max Pearl>

As LBREPORT.com reported in the noon hour, a smokey smell was noticeable in ELB, with winds blowing from out of SSE directing some of the smoke and fire particulates toward LB and nearby areas.

Here's how the smoke plume appeared at 1:10 p.m., looking SSE from southern end of ELB's Millikan High School

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Brush fire smoke and its particulates aren't healthy. See airnow.gov at this link.

As a general rule: if you can smell smoke, it's not smart to be exercising or doing things outside if you can avoid doing them.



We don't generally make predictions, but if the present winds continue, we wouldn't be surprised to see a visible ashfall in parts of LB over the coming hours or overnight. Further as newsworthy on LBREPORT.com.




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