Wednesday, 18 October, 2017

Take it easy: Smoke from Northern California fires is choking Valley air

A structure fire burns behind an ornamental windmill as a wild fire burned on Soda Canyon Road in Napa Calif. on Monday The Dangers of Wildfire Smoke
Tracy Craig | 13 October, 2017, 00:43

Young children, seniors and people with respiratory problems are "especially susceptible" to the health effects of pollutants from smoke.

"Even if we were to close schools, we have a population of students who still need support", Walton said.

"It was miserable. It felt really bad as a teacher to try to protect your kids", said Glidden, who is vice president of United Teachers of Richmond union.

On Thursday, levels of the particle pollution known as PM2.5 hovered at 160 micrograms per cubic meter - or 14 times higher than what federal standards deem safe - around the San Francisco area.

Bay Area residents, particularly in Napa, Sonoma and Solano counties, are advised to seek shelter in buildings with filtered air or move to areas less impacted by the smoke, according to the air district.

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"Air quality has improved throughout the Bay Area, which is wonderful".

As of Tuesday morning 15 people had been killed in the fires and officials said that number was likely to rise. Glidden said Wednesday the ventilation was finally turned off at the school. A cold front late Tuesday was forecasted to bring dry, northern winds of up to 55-miles-an-hour, which will fan the flames and send more smoke pouring into the Bay Area.

As of Wednesday afternoon, the Air Quality (AQI) described San Francisco air as "unhealthy for sensitive groups" as shown through the orange parts of the map. "But it's expected to get worse as the wind shifts". "It's not good for air quality".

"Outside of the active fire areas, air quality will be variable and unpredictable". If you can smell smoke or see ash that is an indication that you should be treating air quality conditions as "Unhealthy" (RAAN Level 4 or higher) and remain indoors.

John Sasaki, director of communications of the Oakland Unified School District, said staff and teachers at Oakland schools have been limiting students' outdoor activities and keeping windows and doors closed if there's noticeable smoke. "It's not going to be fun".

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