High-rises in downtown San Francisco were obscured by unhealthy air by smoke from the Camp Fire in Butte County on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. (Eric Pratt/SF Weekly)

High-rises in downtown San Francisco were obscured by unhealthy air by smoke from the Camp Fire in Butte County on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. (Eric Pratt/SF Weekly)

Unhealthy haze over SF Bay Area from Butte County fire prompts health warnings

Smoke from the Camp Fire in Butte County continued to hang over San Francisco and the Bay Area on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018 as weather patterns keep the polluted air in the region.

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has extended a Winter Spare the Air Alert through Tuesday. The San Francisco Department of Emergency Management said Thursday afternoon that the the district’s Air Quality index has increased to purple, which indicates the air is “very unhealthy,” and cautioned the public to remain indoors.

 

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A man wears an industrial mask as unhealthy air as smoke from the Camp Fire in Butte County continues to plague San Francisco on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)




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