Friday, March 24, 2017

Ash From #Sandfire Falling in the Victor Valley

(VVNG.com)- Victor Valley residents awoke on Saturday morning to a hazy orange sky with ash from the #sandfire falling down.

The #sandfire started Friday, July 22nd near Sand Canyon Road in the Santa Clarita mountains and quickly grew.

Hundreds of firefighters are currently battling this wind-driven fire that has caused evacuations, shut down freeways, and continues to rapidly spread.

As of 8:40 a.m. the #sandfire has consumed 5,500 acres and is at 0% containment. Hundreds of firefighters are on scene battling the fire. Temperatures in the region are excepted to reach 110 degrees. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

The San Gabriel Valley and San Fernando Valley are under a smoke advisory. Smoke from the fire is visible across most of Southern California.

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

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