Saturday, July 7, 2018

Friday July 6 - Saturday July 7, 2018 - San Bernadino County - Smoke Advisory


Issued Friday, July 06, 2018

This advisory is in effect through Saturday afternoon. SCAQMD will issue an update if additional information becomes available.

A wildfire, named the Valley Fire, is burning in San Bernardino County within the San Bernardino National Forest near Forest Falls. The burn area is currently reported to be approximated at 1,000 acres with zero percent containment. Light easterly to northeasterly winds are expected to continue through the evening into Saturday afternoon bringing smoke into the central and east San Bernardino Valley. Air quality may reachUnhealthy for Sensitive Group levels or higher in areas directly impacted by smoke.

Areas of direct smoke impacts and Unhealthful air quality may include portions of:
  • San Bernardino County: Areas 29 (Banning Pass Area), 34 (Central San Bernardino Valley), 35 (East San Bernardino Valley), 36 (West San Bernardino Mountains), 37 (Central San Bernardino Mountains), and 38 (Big Bear Lake)

In any area impacted by smoke: Everyone should avoid any vigorous outdoor or indoor exertion; people with respiratory or heart disease, pregnant women, older adults, and children should remain indoors. Keep windows and doors closed or seek alternate shelter. Run your air conditioner if you have one and keep the fresh air intake closed and the filter clean to prevent bringing additional smoke inside. Avoid using a swamp cooler or whole-house fan to prevent bringing additional smoke inside. To avoid worsening thehealth effects of smoke, don’t use indoor or outdoor wood-burning appliances, including fireplaces.

SCAQMD Advisory updates can be found at the following link: quality/advisories/advisory.pdf

To subscribe to air quality alerts, advisories and forecasts by email, go to http://AirAlerts.orgTo view current air quality conditions by region in an interactive map, see

For more information on avoiding health impacts from smoke, see SCAQMD’s Wildfire Smoke & Ash Health &Safety Tips page at:

For a map of SCAQMD Forecast Areas, see

Current SCAQMD Air Quality Measurements, Forecasts and Advisories can be obtained on the web at, or by Telephone at 1-800-CUT-SMOG (1-800-288-7664).

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