MALIBU—The city of Malibu alerted residents that the increase in smoke throughout the region on Tuesday was not a result of any fires, but was smoke from the Thomas Fire that is still burning in Venture and Santa Barbara Counties, the Los Angeles County Fire Department confirmed.

According to the city of Malibu website, the poor air quality, forced the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District to cancel all indoor and outdoor athletic activities for district schools in Malibu. All sports programs including aquatic activities at the Malibu Community Pool are closed until further notice. City staff informed coaches who would notify team members, and city staff at the community pool advised visitors of the closure.

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health issued a Smoke Advisory on Wednesday, December 6 in response to the Creek Fire in Sylmar and the Skirball Fire in Bel Air, which are now 95 percent and 85 percent contained. The recommendations in the advisory provide vital information for protecting health today as smoke from the Thomas Fire blows into Malibu.