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11/16/18 – Bay Area Air Quality Remains at Unhealthy Levels

Posted on November 16, 2018


Air Quality

The Air District is issuing a smoke advisory today due to the Butte County fire that developed a week ago. Heavy smoke from this wildfire in the North Bay counties is causing very unhealthy air quality throughout the region and is not expected to improve for several days. .

Bay Area residents impacted by wildfire smoke are advised to:

  • Limit outdoor activities to avoid unnecessary exposure if you smell smoke
  • Set air conditioning units and car vent systems to re-circulate to prevent outside air from moving inside
  • Reduce exposure to smoky air by remaining indoors with windows and doors closed, if possible
  • Stay tuned to local media for changes in smoke or weather conditions
  • Get daily forecasts of air quality in the Bay Area
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