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Smoke Advisory - Silverado Fire

Fire Information

Post Date:09/12/2014 4:30 PM

SMOKE ADVISORY

Valid Friday, September 12, 2014

A wildland brush fire, named the Silverado Fire, is burning in the Silverado Canyon in the mountains of Orange County, south of the City of Corona in Riverside County. As of 1:00 PM it was reported to be 350 acres. Smoke from the fire is mostly lofting into the atmosphere and visible over portions of Orange County and Riverside County. In locations were the smoke is impacting the surface, air quality will reach unhealthful levels.

Areas of direct smoke impacts and Unhealthy air quality will likely include:

* the Saddleback Valley Area (Forecast Area 19);
* portions of the Corona/Norco Area (Forecast Area 22);
* portions of the Lake Elsonore Area (Forecast Area 25);
* portions of the Capistrano Valley Area (Forecast Area 21).

Surrounding areas of Orange and Riverside Counties may reach the Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups level, or higher, depending on continuing fire conditions and wind flows. Onshore sea breeze flows will likely keep smoke from the coastal areas through this afternoon.

Current fire information from the U.S. Forest Service can be found at

http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4105/

In any area impacted by smoke: Everyone should avoid any vigorous outdoor or indoor exertion; people with respiratory or heart disease, the elderly, and children should remain indoors. Keep windows and doors closed or seek alternate shelter. Run your air conditioner if you have one. Keep the fresh air intake closed and the filter clean to prevent bringing additional smoke inside. To avoid worsening the health effects of wildfire smoke, don’t use indoor or outdoor wood-burning appliances, including fireplaces.

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