Updated July 7. See this page.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Public Health Contact: Susan Klein-Rothschild, 805-681-5435 or 805-896-1057 (cell)
Air Quality Advisory in Effect for Santa Barbara County through the Holiday Weekend
Smoke from Gap Fire in Goleta Area Affecting County Air
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department and the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District today issued an Air Quality Advisory for Santa Barbara County. This is an upgrade from the previous precautionary advisory. The advisory will be in effect for the holiday weekend and will be updated July 7.
Smoke from the Gap Fire in the Goleta area is affecting the air quality in surrounding areas in Southern Santa Barbara County. Changing winds, weather, and fire conditions will determine which areas are affected by smoke, and the levels of smoke in the air.
If you smell smoke, or see it in the air where you are, be cautious and use common sense to protect your family’s health. Everyone, especially people with heart or lung disease (including asthma), older adults, and children, should limit time spent outdoors, and avoid outdoor exercise. If you have symptoms of lung or heart disease that may be related to excess smoke exposure, including repeated coughing, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, wheezing, chest tightness or pain, palpitations, nausea or unusual fatigue or lightheadedness, contact your health care provider.
Smoke from the Basin Complex Fire in Monterey County may also affect some areas in Northern Santa Barbara County.
For more information, see smoke page, and today's air quality page. Also see Santa Barbara County website and InciWeb Incident Information System for information on the Gap Fire. For recorded advisory updates, call 805-961-8802.
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