Pasadena Experiences Poor Air Quality Due to Bobcat Fire

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena is experiencing unhealthy air quality again today due to the Bobcat Fire. Protect yourself and loved ones by:

• Avoiding outdoor activity

• Wearing a mask outdoors

• Closing all windows

• Running an air purifier/ running AC on “recirculate” setting

• Bringing pets indoors

Curbside pickup service at Hastings and Lamanda Park Branch Libraries has been canceled today due to smoke conditions.

View current air quality information.

Yesterday, firefighters reached a containment of 6% on the southeastern end of the Bobcat Fire as winds pushed the fire northeast yesterday. Heavy fire activity is expected due to warm, dry conditions with poor humidity, and fire crews will continue increasing containment lines along the south end of the fire and conduct structure protection planning in the foothill communities. For more details, visit InciWeb.

An evacuation warning is still in effect for residents in the foothill neighborhoods of Pasadena. While there is no immediate threat, winds could shift direction of the fire, so stay ready! Have a plan in place (including for any animals you have) and pack supplies ahead of time in case you need to evacuate. See Los Angeles County Fire Department's Ready, Set, Go Guide for preparation tips.

Drones and Wildfires Don't Mix flierIf you haven't already, please register for the Pasadena Local Emergency Alert System (PLEAS) to receive voice, email and/or text emergency notifications.

Once you've registered with PLEAS, we also recommend you register with the county's Alert LA County mass notification system.

REMINDER: The Bobcat Fire is a NO DRONE ZONE. Drones can collide with firefighting aircraft and cause a serious or fatal accident. Anyone interfering with wildfire suppression efforts may be subject to civil penalties and criminal prosecution. Please stay away to protect yourself and firefighting crews.

The City will continue to provide updates as the situation evolves and more information becomes available. You can also follow @Angeles_NF@LACOFD, and @PasadenaGov on Twitter for incident updates.