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Smoke, ash from Alisal brush fire trigger air quality alert

Santa Barbara County Fire Department photo by Mike Eliason
The Alisal Fire Wednesday night

Air quality not at unhealthful levels yet, but wind shifts could push it into danger zone.

Smoke, and ash from from the Alisal Fire has triggered an air quality alert for Santa Barbara County.

Air quality hasn’t reach unhealthful levels yet, but it could with some expected wind shifts.

Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District officials say if you see or smell smoke, you should avoid outdoor activity. If you are an essential worker, and need to work outside during smoky conditions, you should wear a properly fitted N-95 mask.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.