SYLMAR ( – San Fernando Valley residents woke up Friday to a massive dust cloud above their homes.

The cloud – which was similar in appearance to wildfire ash and smoke – was reported by residents in Sylmar, Lake View Terrace, and North Hills.

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An air quality management official said as of midday, no “fine particulate levels exceeding health standards” were found anywhere in the region except possibly in the Indio area.

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A general wind/dust advisory may be issued later, officials said.

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According to the National Weather Service, the dust cloud was linked to the recent Sand Fire and was visible by satellite from Malibu to the Santa Barbara coast.