Updates from Alice Sarkisian Wessen and others

http://cbs2.com/firewatch/

The Mt Wilson TowerCam is currently turned towards the
South with a Birds Eye view of the fire.
http://www.astro.ucla.edu/~obs/towercam.htm#imagetop

Current weather for Altadena:
http://weather.yahoo.com/forecast/USCA0021.html
Altadena Weather Cam:
http://www.westphalfamily.com/wxdata2.html

From J. Lopez, Deputy Forester
County of Los Angeles Fire Department

FYI, For Current Fire Information Go To:

CAL FIRE
http://cdfdata.fire.ca.gov/incidents/incidents_current

USFS
http://www.inciweb.org/

Be safe,
J. Lopez, Deputy Forester

CITY OF PASADENA PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE
NEWS FOR RELEASE: April 28, 2008
MEDIA CONTACT: Joy Guihama, Public Health Department, (626) 744-6050
Statice Wilmore, Public Health Department, (626) 744-6051

PASADENA PUBLIC HEALTH ALERT #1

As a result of the ongoing wildfires in the foothills above Pasadena, Sierra Madre and Arcadia, air quality continues to remain unhealthful throughout the San Gabriel Valley.

As of today, the South Coast Air Quality Management District has upgraded the local air quality scale to unhealthy particle pollution levels for sensitive groups.

Pasadena Public Health Department is providing the following advisory for anyone children, seniors and anyone with medical issues such as heart disease, emphysema, asthma and other lung conditions:

* Stay indoors as much as possible.

* Keep windows, doors and fireplace dampers shut if possible.

* If possible, circulate clean air indoors through the use of air conditioners and/or air cleaners and purifiers. Air conditioners with HEPA filters further reduce the level of particles that circulate indoors.

* Avoid non-essential, prolonged vigorous physical activity outdoors.

* Monitor medical conditions and be vigilant about taking medications prescribed by health care providers.

* Anyone with asthma should keep “as needed” medications with them at all times and contact their health care providers if symptoms develop.

* People who develop persistent coughs or develop breathing difficulties should contact their health care professionals.

For more information visit the city of Pasadena website at http://www.cityofpasadena.net or the Air Quality Management District website at http://www.aqmd.gov, or call Pasadena Public Health Department (626) 744-6012 or AQMD at (800) 288-7664.

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