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.
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