VIDEO: Smoky Bay Area skies due to Northern California fires

LAFAYETTE (KRON) — Smoky skies in the Bay Area has residents wondering if there’s a fire burning nearby.

The smoke in the air is not from any fires in the Bay Area. It’s actually from the large fires burning in Northern California.

East Bay residents tell KRON4 that it smells like a fire and that the smoke is blocking their view of Mount Diablo.

Residents from cities like Danville, Concord, and Clayton have all reached out to KRON4 to ask about the smoky skies.

Marin County is also experiencing heavy drift smoke from the several large fires.

Is it hazy where you live? Download the free KRON4 Mobile App and send us a picture through the Report It tab.

A fire is currently burning near the town of Oroville. Fire crews were able to slow its growth overnight, but not before the blaze destroyed 10 homes. 500 homes are still threatened.

It’s one of many wildfires burning across the U.S. West, including blazes in and around California’s Yosemite National Park that have closed a popular road into the park, shuttered the iconic Wawona Hotel and evacuated nearby towns.

There’s also a large wildfire in Nevada near the Burning Man festival.

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