Smoke, haze from Camp Fire hangs over Bay Area

Bay Area residents are waking up to the smell of smoke the wind has swept into the area from the Camp Fire in Butte County.

A Spare the Air Alert was issued Thursday night and will remain in effect in many parts of the area through Friday. This morning there was a strong smell of smoke was in the air from Palo Alto to Fremont, San Francisco to San Jose, with hazy skies throughout the region.

If people smell smoke, people should stay inside with windows and doors, according to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.

Because of the alert there is a ban Friday on burning wood or any manufactured fire logs or any fuel.

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Winds are bringing the smoke from the Camp Fire into the region, most heavily in the North and East bays, according to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District. A high pressure system is trapping the air pollution at ground level, causing potential health problems for people with respiratory conditions, the young and the elderly.

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Source:: The Mercury News – Health


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