Winter Spare The Air Alert Issued Due To 70,000 Acre Butte County Fire

November 9, 2018 8:58 am · 7 comments

The Bay Area Quality Management District has issued a Winter Spare the Air Alert for today due to heavy smoke blowing into the Bay Area from the devastating “Camp Fire” in Butte County.

The alert was issued Thursday night in response to the Camp Fire, which as of this morning had burned approximately 70,000 acres and was five percent contained, according to Cal Fire officials.

Heavy smoke from the fire is causing elevated levels of particulate pollution in the region and is especially impacting the North Bay and East Bay, officials said.

The outdoor and indoor burning of wood or any other solid fuel is banned during this Winter Spare the Air Alert.

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BAAQMD Hater November 9, 2018 at 10:07 AM

Jack Broadbent isn’t the boss of me. I’ll burn if I want to. My smoker will be going non stop all weekend long.

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Resident November 9, 2018 at 11:22 AM

“Just because my house isn’t burning down I’m gonna add more smoke into the air because I’m a low class citizen”

Silva November 9, 2018 at 10:51 AM

And I’m going out for some firewood as soon as I find my particulate mask so I can breathe. And the spare tank of oxygen.

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HighImpactVlogs November 9, 2018 at 11:30 AM

Spare the air….smuh! It’s about as useful as the war on drugs.

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Tsa November 9, 2018 at 12:14 PM

Save your lungs, move out of CA ASAP…

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Aaron November 9, 2018 at 1:13 PM

Breathing is a conspiracy I tell you! Smh

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BOBinWC November 9, 2018 at 3:20 PM

ALL my fires, both indoor and outdoor are technically ‘cooking fires’ and 100% legal.

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