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.
Lots of interest in longer term smoke forecasts. This solutions goes through early Friday morning. Main Dixie and Caldor plumes blowing eastward. Drift smoke from Monument Fire into North Bay. #CAwx #SmokeForecast pic.twitter.com/Mpf3oeStoB
— NWS Bay Area (@NWSBayArea) September 1, 2021