LOS ANGELES (AP) - Two wildfires northeast of Los Angeles are fouling the air breathed by millions of Southern Californians.
The air is considered unhealthy in many areas, and officials are urging people to avoid strenuous activities, indoor and out. Also, schools have been advised to suspend physical education and sports.
A 2.6-square mile blaze in Angeles National Forest has produced a pungent white haze that has spread through the Los Angeles Basin and east into San Bernardino County. Another fire is burning several miles to the west above the city of La Canada Flintridge.
At least 20 acres have burned.
Fortunately, the flames from both fires are burning away from homes and none have been lost.
The fires have been stoked by the arrival of high temperatures and extremely dry air after weeks of unusually mild summer weather.