Published: November 8, 2018
The Camp Fire in Butte County is sending smoke into Sonoma County. Currently the air quality conditions are poor as levels of particulate matter are extremely elevated. These conditions are expected to impact Sonoma County until tomorrow when wind patterns are predicted to change.
Children, the elderly and those with respiratory conditions such as asthma, lung disease and heart disease are most at risk for harmful impacts.
To decrease your exposure to wildfire smoke and to limit harmful effects from smoke follow these healthy habits:
- Limit your time outside and stay indoors as much as possible.
- If possible, seek shelter in buildings with filtered air OR move to areas outside the region less impacted by wildfire smoke until smoke levels subside.
- Keep your windows and doors closed unless it’s extremely hot outside.
- Run your home or car air conditioner on recycle or recirculate. Keep the fresh air intake closed and the filter clean to prevent bringing additional smoke inside.
- If you or your children have asthma or other lung disease, make sure you follow your doctor’s directions about taking your medicines and following your asthma management plan. Call your doctor for advice if symptoms worsen or consider leaving the area.
Follow the trend of air quality at this website: https://www.purpleair.com/map#7.79/38.272/-122.006