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Santa Clarita Air Quality Continues To Be Unhealthy For ‘Sensitive Individuals’

Air quality within the Santa Clarita Valley has continued to be unhealthy for “sensitive individuals” over a week after smoke from the Soledad Fire prompted county officials to issue an advisory for the area.

On Monday, officials with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health issued an air quality advisory for “sensitive individuals” within the Santa Clarita Valley for Tuesday.

“Los Angeles County Health Officer, Muntu Davis, MD, MPH, advises people living or working in these areas with heart disease, asthma or other respiratory diseases to minimize outdoor activities,” reads a statement issued by the department Monday. “Children who have sensitive conditions, including heart disease, asthma, and other chronic respiratory diseases, should not participate in outdoor physical activity and should stay indoors as much as possible.”

The advisory was issued eight days after the breakout of the Soledad Fire, which produced enough smoke to prompt county health officials to issue a smoke advisory a day after the initial outbreak of the blaze.

“It is difficult to tell where smoke, ash or soot from a fire will go, or how winds will affect the level of these particles in the air, so we ask everyone to remember that smoke and ash can be harmful to health, even for people who are healthy,” Davis said at the time.

Air quality within the Santa Clarita has remained between “unhealthy for sensitive individuals” and “unhealthy for all individuals” since Monday.

The current Air Quality Advisory is expected to last through Tuesday.

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Michael Brown has lived in Santa Clarita his whole life. Graduating from Saugus High School in 2016, he continued to stay local by attending The Master’s University, where he is currently studying communications. Michael joined KHTS in January of 2018 as a news intern, and has since gone on to become the After Hours News Director for the KHTS Newsroom. Since joining KHTS, Michael has covered many breaking news stories (both on scene and on air), interviewed dozens of prominent state and federal political figures, and interacted with hundreds of residents from Santa Clarita. When he is not working, Michael enjoys spending time with his family, as well as reading any comic book he can get his hands on.