Smoke advisory issued for Apple Fire

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The Apple Fire in Cherry Valley has burned more than 27,000 acres as of Aug. 5. Valley News/Colby Morain photo

CHERRY VALLEY (CNS) – A smoke advisory will be in effect through this afternoon due to the Apple Fire burning north of Cherry Valley, the South Coast Air Quality Management District announced.

Meteorological conditions may bring smoke and ash into portions of the Coachella Valley, the San Gorgonio Pass, Eastern Riverside County and the eastern San Bernardino Mountain, according to an AQMD statement.

Air quality will be unhealthy for sensitive groups today in the San Bernardino Mountains and wherever smoke from the Apple fire shows up.

The Air quality district urged anyone who smells smoke or sees ash to limit exposure by remaining indoors with windows and doors closed or to seek alternate shelter, and avoid vigorous physical activity.