Air quality advisory issued through Thursday due to wildfire smoke

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The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued an air quality advisory through Thursday due to the impact of smoke from Northern California and Oregon wildfires. 

The air district has issued a Spare the Air alert for Wednesday because the temperatures in inland parts of the Bay Area are nearing 100. The forecast also states that combined with light winds, vehicle exhaust, and wildfire smoke, unhealthy air will fill the region. 

Residents around the Bay Area reported smelling smoke on Wednesday through Thursday. However, according to the air district, pollutant levels are not expected to exceed federal health standards. 

There is also no Spare the Air alert planned for Thursday. 

Anyone who smells smoke is advised to stay inside with windows and doors closed. It is also suggested to set the air conditioning and cat vent systems to re-circulate to stop outside from coming inside.

People can check the latest air quality readings in the Bay Area at http://baaqmd.gov/highs.


Charlene is a Bay Area journalist who hails from the small community of Fresno. Drawing from her experience writing for her college paper, Charlene continues to advocate for free press and local journalism. She also volunteers in all the beach cleanups she can because she loves the water.