Area Fires Cause Bad Air Quality in Solano County

Area Fires Cause Bad Air Quality in Solano County

Winds of over 50 miles per hour spread 22 distinct wildfires in Northern California since Sunday.

Due the smoke, ash, and particulate matter in the air, heath advisory and Spare the Air alerts are now in effect for the entire Bay Area. If residents see or smell smoke in their area, they should avoid outdoor activity including exercise.

"We are now seeing winds out of the north-west which are pushing the smoke out". "Not to mince words".

The most severe conditions were recorded in Napa and Sonoma counties, the center of the state's wine industry.

In the San Francisco Bay area, air quality has deteriorated to such an extent that it has started affecting residents, prompting medical calls to local schools and compelling people to wear protective masks.

"We are proud to team up with all of the Bay Area professional sports teams to support North Bay disaster relief efforts."

San Joaquin Valley air pollution officials have issued an air quality alert that extends into Saturday. Napa leads the list with a reading of 244, regarded as very unhealthy.

The Homeless Outreach Team (HOT) will also perform wellness checks throughout San Francisco and providing transportation (upon request) to shelters.

At least 23 people have died in the fires.

Artifacts from the historic Spanish Mission in Sonoma have been removed for safekeeping.

"The world has faced an unimaginable amount of tragedy and devastation in the past few months and the fires in the North Bay hit particularly close to home". Over 80 flights from San Francisco International Airport were cancelled on Wednesday due to smoky conditions.

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