The Bay Area Air Quality Management District issued air quality warnings for Thursday and Friday for the issue of fire smoke, but said pollution is not expected to exceed or trigger a federal health alert.

The Air District said Wednesday that the continuing wildfires in Northern California tend to cause foggy and smoked skies over the next two days, with the fire breaking into the ground in some areas and bringing the area-wide air quality down.

Air quality warnings have come frequently in recent weeks on the grounds of fire smoke, and, as air pollution has become worse, the county issued “emergency air alerts,” prohibiting wood burning indoors and outdoors.

When someone smells smoke he or she will have to try to maintain the house’s windows and doors closed and adjust his or her air conditioning and car ventilation programs to stop outside air bubbling indoors, in response to air position.

Residents can follow the latest air quality measurements at baaqmd.gov/highs or view the AirNow Fire and Smoke Map at fire.airnow.gov.

2021 California wildfires

The 2021 California wildfire season is an ongoing series of wildfires that have burned across the state of California. As of August 20, 2021, a total of 6,630 fires have been recorded, burning 1,470, (wikipedia)

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Dixie Fire

The Dixie Fire is an active wildfire in Butte, Plumas and Lassen Counties, California. It is named after the road where it started. (wikipedia)


Bay Area Air Quality Management District

Public agency that regulates the stationary sources of air pollution in the nine counties of California’s San Francisco Bay Area Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo (wikipedia)


San Francisco Bay Area

Popularly referred to as the Bay Area or simply the Bay, is a populous region surrounding the San Francisco, San Pablo, and Suisun Bay estuaries in Northern California (wikipedia)