Bay Area Air Quality Management District Issues Advisory Through Monday Due To Smoke

Smoke fills the air in Antioch near Deer Valley Road.
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By KCBS All News 106.9FM and 740AM

Despite heavy winds overnight and pockets of rain across the region, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued an advisory though Monday due to smoke from lighting caused fires. 

While multiple fires started early Sunday morning, the BAAQMD said regional air quality is expected to be good to moderate.

Air quality advisory issued through 8/17 due to smoke from numerous fires sparked by lightning throughout the region. Smoke from fires may affect areas near or downwind of the fires, but regional air quality is expected to be good to moderate: https://t.co/njXtVbUTm6 pic.twitter.com/CGM8y9wZh6

— Bay Area Air Quality (@AirDistrict) August 16, 2020

Landis said, however, that the possibility of more lightning strikes could create new fires, sending smoke into neighborhoods. 

“Masks don’t really protect against wildfire smoke, and bandanas and things like that definitely do not, so people should take precautions,” she added.