LANCASTER – The Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District issued a Smoke Advisory Friday for Antelope Valley. This advisory will remain in effect until further notice.
“Windblown smoke from several wildfires burning outside the Antelope Valley are causing smoke impacts in the Antelope Valley area. Shifting winds throughout the day may cause varying smoke impacts within the Antelope Valley,” according to the AVAQMD.
“Wildfires generate smoke containing numerous air pollutants, including fine particulates known as PM10 and PM2.5,” according to the AVAQMD.
Officials are advising local residents to exercise caution and avoid unnecessary outdoor activities in areas directly impacted by smoke. Smoke impacted areas are where residents can see or smell smoke.
In smoke impacted areas:
- Everyone should avoid any vigorous outdoor exertion;
- People with respiratory or heart disease, the elderly, and children should remain indoors.
- People should run an air conditioner, if they have one, to provide some filtration to the outside air.
[Information via news release from the Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District.]