Air District Issues Spare the Air Alert for Today, Wednesday Due to Wildfires

October 17, 2017 16:00 pm · 4 comments

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued a Spare the Air Alert and Smoke Advisory for today and Wednesday because of the ongoing wildfires burning in the North Bay.

Air district officials recommend that Bay Area residents, particularly those in Napa, Sonoma and Solano counties where the fires are burning, stay in buildings like libraries or shopping malls that have filtered air if they are not able to temporarily move out of the area.

Several wildfires are continuing to burn in the counties, with the three largest ones having burned more than 140,000 acres since Oct. 8.

People in the fire-impacted counties are advised to use a N95 mask that filters particulate pollution, according to the air district.

Children, the elderly and people with respiratory conditions should take extra caution because of the smoke.

Air district officials are asking residents to avoid activities that create additional air pollution in the region, such as wood burning, lawn mowing, leaf-blowing, barbecuing or making any unnecessary trips by car.

1 Rex October 17, 2017 at 7:59 PM

May I laugh. Who are they kidding. There is nothing a spare the air day can do to counteract the fires

2 GRX October 17, 2017 at 8:28 PM

Meh….. I’ll pass. Thanks.

3 Safety Second October 18, 2017 at 5:41 AM

Unelected body who receives $150milion per year in tax payer funding and who relies on Mother Nature to blow away dirty air. Just another example of how Bay Area voters love high taxes and lots of meaningless government regulators.

4 Fred P. October 18, 2017 at 6:58 AM

“Air district officials recommend that Bay Area residents, particularly those in Napa, Sonoma and Solano counties where the fires are burning, stay in buildings like libraries or shopping malls that have filtered air if they are not able to temporarily move out of the area.”

Who are they trying to kid?

“…temporarily move out of the area?”

Time to get rid of this unelected bureaucracy.

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