A temporary monitor has been installed in Carpinteria by the Santa Barbara Air Pollution Control District to measure effects of the smoke from the Alisal Fire on our air quality. Results, which are updated frequently, can be found on the interactive Fire and Smoke Map at https://fire.airnow.gov/. To find current conditions in Carpinteria, enter “93013” into the map’s search bar and select the monitor depicted with a triangle. As of Friday at 4 p.m., air quality was in the “good” range, meaning that it’s a good time to open windows or go outdoors. Earlier today the quality was lower, in the “moderate” range.