Multiple wildfires in California have spread to around 170,000 acres statewide, and residents living even 100 miles away from the affected areas are concerned about the air they are breathing, which mostly contains particles of dust, ash and soot, reports said.
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District had issued the alert and advisory on Tuesday because of what it called "unprecedented levels of air pollution" caused by the several wildfires burning tens of thousands of acres in Napa, Sonoma and Solano counties.
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The five highest readings on the Environmental Protection Agency's Air Quality Index in its 5 a.m. update on Thursday were in the Bay Area. Outside of the active fire areas, air quality will be variable and unpredictable.
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Winds of over 50 miles per hour spread 22 distinct wildfires in Northern California since Sunday. Air district officials also asked that people avoid any activities like wood burning, lawn mowing, leaf blowing, driving or barbecuing that can add to the air pollution. Windows and doors should be kept closed to prevent indoor air from becoming dirty. Fresno Unified has also canceled all outdoor activities.
Air quality specialists said it is particularly unhealthy for sensitive groups such as people with asthma and other respiratory conditions, the elderly and kids. Anyone exposed to poor air quality or wildfire smoke should move inside to an air-conditioned environment.
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