A strike team including 10 men from Costa Mesa and Newport Beach fire departments headed toward the San Jacinto Mountains early Friday morning to help battle a deadly wildfire believed to be set by an arsonist.
The firefighters left just after 3 a.m. Friday to go to the Esperanza Fire, which triggered a smoke advisory in Orange and Riverside counties. Air quality in Newport Beach and Costa Mesa remains at good to moderate levels, like most other areas, according to the South Coast Air Quality Management District.
Monitor the smells in the area, and if you’re going to exercise outside pay special attention to the way your body reacts, said Costa Mesa Battalion Chief Fred Seguin. He said it might be a good idea to exercise indoors or put it off.