Yosemite National Park To Close Due To Poor Air Quality From Heavy Wildfire SmokeOfficials in Yosemite National Park announced Thursday that the park would shut down to all visitors and vehicular traffic at 5 p.m. due to significant smoke and hazardous air quality from wildfires burning in Southern California.
Storm System Brings Bad Air Relief, Some Traffic HeadachesA steady rain fell steadily across the Bay Area for much of the morning and into the afternoon Wednesday, soaking freeways as Thanksgiving holiday travelers head to their destinations but finally clearing away the smoky air from the Camp Fire.
Rain Begins Cleansing Smoky Bay Area SkiesUmbrellas replaced mask faces on Bay Area streets early Wednesday as a storm front began to clear out a layer of unhealthy air that had been draped over the region for nearly two weeks.
Golden Gate National Recreation Area Attractions Closed TuesdayAttractions in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area will be closed Tuesday because of the forecasted poor air quality for the San Francisco Bay Area, National Park Service officials said Monday.
Detox From The Smoke? Be Wary Of Internet ClaimsWith people unsuccessfully trying to avoid the unhealthy Bay Area air, many are also seeking information on what to do after smoke exposure.
Air Quality Resources In The Bay AreaThe Camp Fire in Butte County has increased the smoke and particulate matter in the air across the Bay Area to levels not experienced since the Wind Country Wildfires last fall.
State To Continue Funding Schools Closed Due To Wildfires, SmokeSchools around Northern California that had to close because of unhealthy air quality resulting from wildfires in the state can apply for a waiver to ensure they do not lose funding as a result of the closures.
GGNRA Facilities, Oakland Zoo Remain Closed Monday Due To Air QualityAs the Bay Area faces an unprecedented 12th consecutive Spare the Air Day due to poor air quality from wildfire smoke, several venues remain closed Monday.
High Demand For N95 Masks Depletes Stock At Bay Area StoresBay Area residents are having trouble finding N95 respiratory masks. They are in high demand as people try to protect themselves from poor air quality.
Some Colleges To Reopen As Smoke, Poor Air Keep Others ClosedUC Berkeley and Santa Clara University will remain closed this coming week. San Jose State University will be open for classes and business Monday and Tuesday, officials said.
Bay Area Residents Breathing In Half A Pack Of Cigarettes A DayFor more than a week, Bay Area residents have been battling headaches, coughs, scratchy throats and clogged sinuses brought on by a layer of unhealthy air draped over the region from the Camp Fire.
Number Of Missing In Camp Fire Soars To Over 1,000; 71 Confirmed DeadButte County officials announced that the number of people missing in the Camp Fire jumped once again Friday, with the list of missing growing to 1,011 while the number of bodies recovered climbed to 71.
Face Masks Can Help Filter Out Bad Air – If Worn CorrectlyPeople have been lining up at hardware stores and other locations in the Bay Area to snap up face masks to minimize their intake of unhealthy air.
Bad Air Disappoints Visiting Tourists, Leads To Exodus From San FranciscoThe heavy smoke hanging over San Francisco was disappointing many out-of-town visitors while forcing some local residents to get away from the Bay Area in hopes of finding fresh air.
Rain Expected Next Week to Help Clear Smoky Northern California AirThe storms are expected to start Wednesday and with them will come shifting winds that should push smoke north into Nevada and Idaho instead of south to the Bay Area.