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Air quality still unhealthful in some areas of Southland


Air quality remained at unhealthful levels today in the San Gabriel Valley, Pomona and parts of the San Bernardino Mountains because of smoke from two wildfires in the Angeles National Forest.

Conditions were moderate in Los Angeles, Compton and Santa Clarita, according to the South Coast Air Quality Management District.

The district offers these tips to avoid inhaling large amounts of dirty air:

--Avoid vigorous exertion indoors and outside.

--People with respiratory or heart disease, as well as the elderly and children, should remain indoors.

--Keep windows and doors closed unless it is extremely hot inside. In these cases, seek alternative shelter.

--Run your air conditioner if you have one. Keep the fresh-air intake closed and the filter clean to prevent bringing in additional smoke.

Officials at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Canada Flintridge sent an e-mail to employees, saying local temperatures were expected to reach more than 100 degrees, the brush fires had caused poor air quality and conditions were expected to be the same for the next two or three days.

--Ari B. Bloomekatz

Photo: Firefighter Scott Allen glances across Angeles Crest Highway as canyon winds whip up flames.

Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

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I want to give my big hands to firefighters doing their best against wild fires in this area. God help our land!


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