More Drifting Wildfire Smoke Blanketing Inland Empire Today

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Valley News - Health
RIVERSIDE  - Layers of drift smoke from fires in Central and Northern California were expected to blanket the Riverside metropolitan area for a second straight day today. "Riverside is experiencing drift smoke due to the fires north of us,'' the Riverside Fire Department said via social media Thursday. "We have no active fires at this time.'' The message was echoed by Cal Fire-San Bernardino County, which sent an alert stating, "There is smoke looking towards mountains in San Bernardino. We have no active fires. This is likely drift smoke from the Northern California fires.'' The South Coast Air Quality Management District issued an advisory through Friday afternoon acknowledging the presence of heavy smoke "in the upper atmosphere,'' but said air quality index levels remain "good'' t
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