LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A smoke advisory was in effect Friday for much of Southern California as a 4,000-acre brush fire continued burning in Santa Barbara County.
Officials with the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) say winds from the northwest may bring drifting smoke from the Sherpa Fire burning in the mountains northwest of Goleta offshore into parts of Los Angeles and Orange counties.
The smoke is not currently causing significant air quality concerns for the region, but increased haze can be seen, AQMD officials said.
Los Angeles Fire Department officials received “multiple” 911 calls about a distinct smell of smoke in the San Fernando Valley area.
The smoke smell was reported as far south as South Bay and north up to Antelope Valley.
Residents were urged to avoid vigorous activity indoors or outdoors, and to keep windows and doors closed in their home or office.
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