Friday, June 27, 2008

Health Advisory: Wildfires

As you are aware, the many wildfires in California and the Bay Area are having a significant affect on the air quality in the Tri-Valley. The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued a health advisory warning that the air quality in the East Bay is at an unhealthy level today and throughout the weekend. (

Weekend Health Advisory: WildfiresSmoke from wildfires in northern and central California is currently affecting air quality in the Bay Area. Air quality throughout much of the nine-county Bay Area region-comprising Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, southwestern Solano and southern Sonoma Counties-is forecast to reach unhealthy levels on Friday, June 27, Saturday, June 28, and Sunday, June 29. The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is advising residents in areas affected by the smoke to be cautious and avoid unnecessary outdoor activities. For more information about local wildfires, see the CAL FIRE website, and the USDA Forest Service. For general smoke and fire information, see our wildfire safety tips and CAPCOA's Smoke Impact information and resources.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Yours in Service,

Jennifer Hosterman

Bay Area Air Quality Management District
USDA Forest Service
Wildfire Safety Tips


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