(KRON) Unhealthy smoky air the North Bay fires will hang over Bay Area skies.
The National Weather Service issued the alert early Saturday.
— NWS Bay Area (@NWSBayArea) October 14, 2017
Smoke from the blazes hung thick over the grape-growing region and drifted south to the San Francisco Bay Area. Face masks were becoming a regular accessory, and sunsets turned blood-red from the haze.
“It’s acrid now,” said Wayne Petersen in Sonoma. “I’m wearing the mask because I’ve been here two or three days now. I live here. It’s starting to really affect my breathing and lungs.”
Experts from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District joined KRON4 Saturday morning.
Lisa Fasano says we could see smoke starting to clear come Monday, but at this point it is difficult to know fore sure.
In the meantime, Fasano advises Bay Area residents to avoid outdoor activity, especially for children.
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