N95 masks may help, not surgical masks — Air quality alert

- The wildfires in the North Bay area creating what air quality managers are calling the worst air quality ever recorded for smoke.

The district issued a smoke advisory yesterday (Oct. 10) because of the wildfires, which have burned tens of thousands of acres, and later in the day issued a health advisory and Spare the Air alert.

"The North Bay fires have devastated families, homes, businesses, and schools across the region, and as first responders work tirelessly to put out the fires and aid those in need, Bay Area sports teams are unified in supporting relief efforts", said 49ers CEO Jed York.

SkyFox captured a smoky sunset hovering over the Bay Area.

"Today it's still kind of smoky 'cause Oakland is not like this", said Joyce Vialpando of Oakland. "I don't know if it's due to smoke". Therefore, an area may be experiencing ash impacts from potential fires while the PM monitor reflects a moderate reading.

Residents in the North Bay are experiencing the brunt of the pollution because of nearby wildfires in California's wine country. Could desperate times lead them back for a last-minute, one-game reunion on the field where Howie Long and Marcus Allen once reigned supreme?

Fasano recommends buying a face mask at the hardware store with an N-95 rating or higher. At the Markus Supply Ace Hardware store in Oakland, N95 masks are flying off the shelves. The Air Quality Index dropped to "Unhealthy For Sensitive Groups" in Santa Cruz Thursday afternoon. Undergraduate students who have questions or concerns are encouraged to contact Koren Bakkegard, associate dean for residential education, at (650) 725-2800 or bakkegard@stanford.edu. Other people can experience a dry throat, watery eyes and coughing. "The Raiders have held training camp in Napa for the past 22 seasons and have formed a strong bond with communities in Napa and Sonoma counties". "Go into the ER, get evaluated".

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