Colby Fire Affects Air Quality

downtown fireClose to 200 acres have been burned as the result of the Glendora/Colby Fire that was said to have started 5:00 A.M this morning.

The smoke can be seen from many parts of Southern California, including from the downtown area. The photo above (LA Times) show an immense cloud of smoke as the fires rages on in the back.

ABC7 has reported that 3 people have been arrested in connections with the fire. The article states:

Glendora police have taken three people into custody in connection to the wildfire, investigators said. Two men were seen running away from the mountains when first responders arrived. Authorities say they claimed to have been camping in the mountains Tuesday night. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Fire Air QualityAnother part being hurt by the fire is the air quality. At the moment, air quality seems to be diminishing and getting worse. It’s advised to stay away from the area if you have any lung problems or suffer other respiratory problems. The above photo (provided by shows the affected area. The yellow circle is where the fire is (currently) raging.

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One thought on “Colby Fire Affects Air Quality

  1. WOW!

    Just look at the smoke in that picture. I know that I wouldn’t want that in my neighborhood. After reading several studies, it’s amazing to see just how much a fire can negatively impact the quality of air in surrounding areas. I remember not too long ago when there was a large fire about 20 miles from my home — the air quality was so bad that I nearly choked when I walked outside. Fortunately, I had plenty of air purifiers and ionizers in my home — and I still do. Despite the giant smoke cloud, I really that picture. I enjoyed reading this.


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