California Wildfire Smoke Exposes Millions to Hazardous PollutionWildfires churned out dense plumes of smoke this summer as they scorched huge swaths of the West Coast, exposing millions of people to hazardous pollution levels, causing emergency room visits to spike, and potentially thousands of deaths among the elderly and infirm.
Air District Lifts Spare The Air Alerts Early As Glass Fire Reaches 96% ContainmentSpare the Air alerts that had been issued for Monday and Tuesday because of unhealthy amounts of wildfire smoke expected in the Bay Area have been lifted because fire containment and onshore winds have kept most of the smoke from settling around the region.
Unhealthy Air From Wildfire Smoke Continues To Choke Bay AreaSmoke from the Glass Fire and other Northern California wildfires continued to blanket the Bay Area Friday, sending air quality index readings into the "unhealthy" category.
Spare The Air Alerts Extended Through At Least Tuesday Due To Glass Fire SmokeA Spare the Air alert has been extended through Tuesday, as smoke from the Glass Fire and other wildfires is expected to continue to blanket the Bay Area.
Yosemite Set To Reopen Friday After Closure Due To Wildfire SmokeOfficials in Yosemite National Park announced Tuesday that the park will reopen to all visitors Friday morning after an over week-long closure due to wildfire smoke and hazardous air quality.
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.
Smoke From Wildfires Can Worsen COVID-19 Risk, Putting Firefighters In Even More DangerEmerging research suggests that the smoke firefighters breathe on the front lines of wildfires is putting them at greater risk from the coronavirus, with potentially lethal effects.
Massive Plumes Of Carbon Monoxide Drift Over Midwest, East Coast From California WildfiresThe historic wildfire outbreak in Northern California, Oregon and Washington state was generating massive plumes of carbon monoxide that have drifted all the way across the country to Chicago, New York and other cities, according to data collected from NASA satellites.
'This Is Heaven'; Fresh, Clean Air Driving Smoke From San Francisco Bay Area Skies A low pressure system spinning in the Pacific off the Northwest, began driving away a plume of unhealthy smoke-filled air Wednesday, clearing the gloomy skies that have been draped over the San Francisco Bay Area for weeks.
Downtown Comes Alive As Smoky Skies Clear, People Go Back Outside In BurlingameTuesday's blue skies seemed like a novelty after a week of otherworldly phenomena due to unhealthy air.
Smoky Skies Postpone Giants-Mariners Games In Seattle; Series To Be Played At Oracle ParkThe two-game series between the San Francisco Giants and the Mariners in Seattle that was scheduled to start Tuesday night was postponed because of smoky skies caused by the West Coast wildfires.
Smoky Skies: Unhealthy Air Over Bay Area Prompts 30 Straight Days Of 'Spare The Air' Alerts; People Urged To Stay IndoorsHealth officials warned San Francisco residents to limit their time outdoors early Monday as a layer of extremely unhealthy air generated by smoke from the wildfires burning across California and the West Coast remained draped overhead.
Wildfires, Smoke During Pandemic Intensify Economic Pain In California, West CoastWildfires are destroying property, running up huge losses for property insurers and putting a strain on economic activity along the West Coast that could linger for a year or more.
Smoky Skies Roundup: 49ers Opener Still In Jeopardy; Bay Area Residents Seek Escape From Dangerous Haze; Stanford Doc Says Keep Kids IndoorsA plume of unhealthy, smoke-filled air sent skyward by dozens of wildfires burning across the West Coast has forced local residents to remain shuttered indoors this weekend. Here is a roundup of the latest smoke-related stories from KPIX.com and the KPIX 5 news team.
Smoky Skies: Bay Area Residents Look To Escape Dangers Of Wildfire SmokeThere are currently a total of 28 active fires in California helping to fill San Francisco Bay Area skies with unhealthy levels of smoke and forcing local residents to remain indoors.