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Smoke in downtown L.A. awful? No advisory, but some are uncomfortable
Smoke in downtown L.A. awful? No advisory, but some are uncomfortable

No air quality advisories have been issued in downtown Los Angeles after Monday morning's massive fire, but some area employers were handing out masks to make breathing more comfortable for workers. The fire destroyed an apartment tower under construction near the 110 Freeway early Monday, melted freeway signs, burst windows and sent a plume of black smoke into the air above downtown Los Angeles. A security guard handed out masks to employees at the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services headquarters after some complained of discomfort from the smoke. Others who were uncomfortable opted to go home. Still, the smoke wasn't hazardous enough to spur any air quality...

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