Santa Rosa Junior College Closed Due to Poor Air Quality

Santa Rosa Junior College Closed Due to Poor Air Quality
Smoke from Camp Fire pours into Bay Area
Nicole Kowalczyke of Chico stepped outside to look at smoke from the Camp Fire Thursday morning, and a singed piece of paper fell from the sky.

Nicole Kowalczyke of Chico stepped outside to look at smoke from the Camp Fire Thursday morning, and a singed piece of paper fell from the sky.

Smoke blankets the air over the California State University, Chico, which is 15 miles from the Camp Fire burning near Paradise, Calif. on Nov. 8, 2018.

Video: Smoke from Butte County Wildfire Prompts Friday Spare the Air Alert

Smoke blankets the air over the California State University, Chico, which is 15 miles from the Camp Fire burning near Paradise, Calif. on Nov. 8, 2018.

Smoke from Thursday’s Camp Fire in the foothills near Chico is drifting across the Bay Area, but officials in Bay Area counties said there is no local danger of the fire spreading at this point.

In San Francisco, officials issued a city-wide alert warning people who are sensitive to particle pollution to reduce outdoor activity until air quality improves.

Officials for the Bay Area Air Quality Management District issued a smoke advisory for Thursday and Friday, but they noted that conditions in the Bay Area currently do not exceed federal air quality standards.

High winds are carrying the smoke southwest from the 18,000-acre fire, according to a Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office alert. Parts of the Bay Area are under a red-flag warning, which cautions people about increased wildfire risks, through 7 a.m. Friday.

Low humidity levels and offshore winds blowing hot air inland, combined with dried out vegetation, could cause any wildfires that spark to spread quickly.

#NorthBay may see smoke from the #CampFire in Butte Co. Follow @CALFIRE_ButteCo or @CAL_FIRE for the latest. #cawx #cafire pic.twitter.com/UPKX6XltYg

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. officials said Thursday that they will not preemptively shut off electricity in eight counties in Northern California. The utility did this for the first time in October to prevent downed power lines from igniting a blaze.

Text, emails and automated phone calls lifting the warning are going out to tens of thousands of customers in the area.

Gwendolyn Wu is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer. Email: gwendolyn.wu@sfchronicle.com Twitter: @gwendolynawu

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) – If you're in the Bay Area, smoke is visible from the Camp Fire in Butte County Thursday. 

As a result, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued an Air Quality Advisory for smoke for the entire Bay Area through Friday, Nov. 9. 

Officials say beginning at mid-day Thursday through tomorrow, the Bay Area will experience air quality impacts due to smoke from the Camp Fire moving into the region. 

Right now the Air District is not forecasting an exceedance of the federal air quality health standard for the region and is not issuing a Spare the Air Alert at this time. 

If you smell smoke, avoid exposure by limiting outdoor activity and close all doors and windows until smoke levels subside. 

Really windy and thick grey smoke in the sky in the #NorthBay because of #ButteCountyFire @kron4news @DanThorn_ pic.twitter.com/WTd2vb3icy


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