The South Coast Air Quality Management District has issued a smoke advisory, noting air quality may reach the unhealthy range or worse because of the Etiwanda Fire. The advisory is for Pomona and other areas in eastern Los Angeles County and western San Bernardino and Riverside counties.
The AQMD suggests that individuals who can see or smell smoke are urged to exercise caution and avoid unnecessary outdoor activities. To learn more about the smoke advisory, including tips on avoiding the health impacts of smoke, visit the South Coast AQMD web site.
The Etiwanda Fire started at about 8 a.m. on Wednesday, April 30, in Day Canyon, an area just north of Rancho Cucamonga. At about 1:30 p.m., authorities estimated it has grown to 800 acres, fueled by low humidity and high winds reaching 70 miles per hour. Fire officials have evacuated some areas. To learn more about the Etiwanda fire, including road closures and its evacuation area, visit the Etiwanda Incident Information web site.