The South Coast Air Quality Management District has issued a Smoke Advisory for the South Coast Air Basin through Sunday September 13th due to the smoke from the Bobcat and El Dorado fires. Additionally, smoke from the fires in Northern and Central California is also being transported south and may impact the South Coast Air Basin and Coachella Valley.
The Bobcat fire has grown to 31, 991 acres with 6% containment. The fire continues to actively grow to the north and south side. The El Dorado fire has grown to 14, 283 acres with 41% containment. The fire continues to slowly grow in the northwest and north side.
The smoke from the fires in Central and Northern California have moved out of the forecast area. This will decrease, but not eliminate the hazy skies which have been present Smoke from the El Dorado and Bobcat fires trapped near the surface will begin to mix out somewhat this morning and be transported to the east and upslope and up canyon as the day progresses, but not completely mix out. The clearer skies today however, will allow the fires to get more active and produce more smoke. Tonight, smoke will move downslope, downcanyon, and towards to west. The areas closest to the mouth of the canyons near the fire will experience the worst smoke. This pattern is expected to repeat itself tomorrow.