Air quality concerns in North County as Lilac Fire continues to burn

Air quality concerns in North County as Lilac Fire continues to burn
Posted at 4:40 PM, Dec 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-07 19:42:55-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Due to the Lilac Fire burning near Bonsall, large areas of smoke are occurring in San Diego County, impacting air quality. 

As of 4:30 p.m. Thursday the Lilac Fire is 2,500 acres and zero percent contained. Two injuries have been reported and dozens of structures, including homes, have been destroyed. 

RELATED: Lilac Fire, acreage, evacuations and injuries

The Air Pollution Control District has this message for the County:

"As a result (of Lilac Fire) particulates, or PM2.5 concentrations, may reach unhealthful levels in some smoke-impacted areas.

In areas of heavy smoke, assume that air quality levels are unhealthy for sensitive groups to unhealthy for all individuals.  In areas with minor smoke impacts, assume that air quality levels range from moderate to unhealthy for sensitive groups.

In areas where you smell smoke it is advised that you limit physical activity.  If possible, stay indoors to limit your exposure to fine particulate matter.

You can continue to check the air quality here. You can also check the current ozone and pollution map. 

The City of Oceanside emailed the media around 3 p.m. Thursday to notify the public that the Oceanside Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony and Holiday Market has been canceled due to air quality and traffic control concerns.