Air Quality Is Bad for Residents of Pomona, Walnut Valley Due to Fire

A brush fire in western San Bernardino County has made the air unhealthy for sensitive individuals in the Pomona/Walnut Valley area Wednesday, a Los Angeles County public health official said.

Dr. Jonathan Fielding, the public health director, recommended that people with heart disease, asthma or other respiratory diseases in that area minimize outdoor activities.

The fire broke out early Wednesday morning in the mountains north of  Fontana and Rancho Cucamonga. People in about 100 homes in Fontana were asked to voluntairly evacuate. An evacuation center was opened at the Central Park Community Center at 11200 Baseline Road in Rancho Cucamonga.  

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