SOBERANES WILDFIRE AIR QUALITY ADVISORY – Monterey Bay Air Resources Center

The Soberanes Fire is burning in Monterey County south of Carmel.

The smoke concentration in the Carmel Valley, measured as fine particulate matter or PM 2.5, is currently in the “Unhealthy” category of the Air Quality Index (AQI). Residents should avoid exercise or physical exertion and remain sheltered indoors with windows and doors closed. Anyone who feels physically challenged by the elevated concentrations of smoke may consider moving out of the area temporarily until smoke levels have decreased. Residents with chronic respiratory conditions such as asthma and COPD, or heart disease may consider contacting their doctors for medical advice.