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Bay Area air quality advisory in effect through Wednesday due to smoke from Oak Fire

Pollutant levels in region not expected to exceed national health standard

A smoky landscape is visible from Foothills Park in Palo Alto on Aug. 22, 2020. Photo by Magali Gauthier.

Drifting smoke from the massive Oak Fire burning near Yosemite will bring hazy skies to the Bay Area over the next few days, prompting air district officials to extend an air quality advisory through Wednesday.

As of 8 a.m. Tuesday, the Oak Fire had charred 18,087 acres in Mariposa County and was 26% contained, according to Cal Fire. Nearly 3,000 personnel are fighting the blaze, which was reported on Friday afternoon and exploded in size over the weekend.

Winds are pushing smoke from the wildfire to the Bay Area, but it's expected to stay aloft and only higher elevations may experience the smell of smoke. An air quality advisory issued for Monday has been extended through Wednesday, according to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.

Air quality is forecast to be good to moderate for the region and pollutant levels are not expected to exceed the national 24-hour health standard.

A Spare the Air Alert is not in effect, the air district said.

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Bay Area air quality advisory in effect through Wednesday due to smoke from Oak Fire

Pollutant levels in region not expected to exceed national health standard

by Bay City News Service /

Uploaded: Tue, Jul 26, 2022, 1:53 pm

Drifting smoke from the massive Oak Fire burning near Yosemite will bring hazy skies to the Bay Area over the next few days, prompting air district officials to extend an air quality advisory through Wednesday.

As of 8 a.m. Tuesday, the Oak Fire had charred 18,087 acres in Mariposa County and was 26% contained, according to Cal Fire. Nearly 3,000 personnel are fighting the blaze, which was reported on Friday afternoon and exploded in size over the weekend.

Winds are pushing smoke from the wildfire to the Bay Area, but it's expected to stay aloft and only higher elevations may experience the smell of smoke. An air quality advisory issued for Monday has been extended through Wednesday, according to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.

Air quality is forecast to be good to moderate for the region and pollutant levels are not expected to exceed the national 24-hour health standard.

A Spare the Air Alert is not in effect, the air district said.

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