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Tustin Hangar Fire Smoke and Ash Poses Potential Health Risk

Press Release

**UPDATED information can be found at**

(Santa Ana, CA) – Smoke and ash from the recent fire at a hangar located at the former Marine Corps Air Station Tustin may pose a health risk to some Orange County (OC) residents in the immediate and adjacent vicinity. The South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) issued a Smoke Advisory for the Tustin area indicating that air quality will be variable through Wednesday as wind conditions change.

“Everyone should be aware of the recommended precautions to reduce the health effects of smoke and ash from building fires,” said Dr. Regina Chinsio-Kwong, County Health Officer and OC Health Care Agency’s Director of Public Health Services. “Extra measures may be needed for those with pre-existing medical conditions like heart or lung disease, those with disabilities, older adults, children, and those who may be working outdoors.”

As the Tustin fire situation has evolved since this initial press release was issued, updated health recommendations and precautions can be found on the Tustin website as the lead agency for this incident. Visit

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