El Dorado and Bobcat Fires Cause Unhealthy Air Quality in Southern California

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Danielle Radin

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Experts say the wildfires scorching California now span the state of Hawaii.

The BobCat Fire burning in the Angeles National Forest in LA County is proving to be tricky — shapeshifting overnight.

“You will see increased fire activity coming off the hillside towards the southern portion of the fire,” said Kerri Gilliland of the U.S. Forest Service.

As of Wednesday morning, The Bobcat Fire was nearly 44,000 acres with three percent containment.

While the El Dorado Fire in San Bernardino County was just over 18,000 acres and 60 percent contained.

“The efforts we’ve done in the last several days to put in control lines and put backfire operations behind the structures have held and were successful,” said Daniel Diaz of the San Bernardino National Forest Service.

Air quality continues to be unhealthy for most parts of southern California.

Anyone going outside and getting headaches, scratchy eyes, or nausea should immediately go inside, close windows, and turn on the air conditioning.

“I’m looking forward to staying inside in the AC,” said one Los Angeles resident.


Source: NewsNet | El Dorado and Bobcat Fires Cause Unhealthy Air Quality in Southern California