Air Quality Alert! Are the California Fires Harmful to your Health?
Thanks to strong winds and an insane amount of dry brush, California has been hit with some of the most harmful fires to date. Starting in San Bernardino County, due to high gusts at almost 70 mph, the wind-driven fire was first reported around 1:30am on Thursday morning, according to San Bernardino County Fire Chief, Don Trapp. Although firefighters rushed the area, in just a couple hours the roaring blaze engulfed 200 acres and 6 homes. And that's just the start.
Since then, other brush fires have ignited, affecting areas in: Fullerton, Brea, and most recently the Getty Fire right near Brentwood Park and the Pacific Palisades.
Why Choose SERVPRO of Fontana for Fire Damage Help?
Right now, the Los Angeles Fire Department is teaming up with SERVPRO of Fontana and other fire and public safety agencies to coordinate resources to battle the most recent fire in Los Angeles, the Getty Fire. SERVPRO of Fontana specializes in fire and water damage restoration. We have extensive fire damage cleanup and our restoration team works hards to restore your property back to pre-fire condition.
How do California Fires Affect Air Quality?
With all this being said, what do the California fires mean for air quality in Orange County? Residents are very concerned, as it's one of the top searched phrases on Google right now in Southern California. As you may know, wildfires release excess amounts of carbon dioxide, black and brown carbon, and ozone precursors into the air. These emissions affect our environment on regional and even global scales. Whether you live in Los Angeles or North Orange County, to stay up to date on air quality in your city, visit Air Now for a list of up to date air quality right now. If your home has been damaged in the California fires, please call your local fire department or give SERVPRO of Fontana a call today! Call us at (909) 357-4337. Our experts focus on restoring instead of replacing the affected area of your home to ensure the most cost effective approach. Demolishing and replacing those areas will result in higher costs to the resident. It's our mission to provide exceptional work while saving you money in the long run.