Smoke from Camp Fire triggers health warnings in Bay Area, SF

A large wildfire in Butte County that is sending smoke across the Bay Area has prompted an air quality advisory to be issued for today and Friday.

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued an air quality advisory for today and Friday because of a large wildfire in Butte County that is expected to send smoke into the region.

The advisory was issued this morning following the start of the Camp Fire northeast of the Bay Area, according to the air district.

In San Francisco, skies are distinctly hazy and health officials said air quality is “yellow,” meaning there is a moderate health risk for some individuals who are sensitive to air pollution. Those individuals should consider staying indoors where possible to limit their exposure to pollutants.

PG&E has been mulling whether to proactively turn off power in certain counties at risk of wildfires. A Red Flag Warning has been issued by the National Weather Service through Friday because of high winds and low relative humidity.

-Bay City News contributed to this report

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