Update (September 27): Air-quality conditions in Irvine have improved. There are no AQMD advisories, at this time, related to air-quality in Irvine and the Canyon Fire. All IUSD activities and sports will resume as normal. Please check your email today, should your school and/or coach provide updates.
Update (September 26): The Canyon Fire in Corona has impacted Irvine air quality. In accordance with the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) air quality advisory, IUSD schools will modify outdoor activities and sports. Please look for emails from your schools and coaches. IUSD will continue to post updates as conditions change.
SCAQMD Air Quality Advisory – issued Tuesday, September 26, 2017:
In any area where you can see or smell smoke, everyone should avoid vigorous exertion and limit outdoor exposure.
Air Quality Advisory (September 25): The Orange County Fire Authority has reported that there is a fire about 15 miles from Irvine, south of the 91 freeway. The South Coast Air Quality Management District has issued the following alert. While Irvine is not named, at this time, as an impacted city for smoke and air quality issues, if there is a strong presence of smoke, IUSD school related activities and sports may be modified. Please look for emails from your school or coaches tomorrow (Tuesday, September 26)
SCAQMD Alert – issued Monday, September 25, 2017:
A brush fire, named the Canyon Fire, is burning near in Orange County near the border of Riverside County, south of the 91 Freeway and west of Green River Road. The burn area is reported to be more than 150 acres and growing, with no containment. The winds in the area this afternoon are shifting between the sea breeze from the southwest and offshore flow from the northeast. Winds tonight and tomorrow morning are expected to be mainly from the northeast, potentially bringing smoke and ash toward the west into portions of the communities of Villa Park, Orange, Anaheim and Yorba Linda. Air quality may reach Unhealthy levels in areas directly impacted by smoke.