County of Sonoma, California

Smoke Health Advisory – Updated November 19, 2018

smokeAir quality conditions in Sonoma County remain poor. Currently, air quality is mostly in the “red”, unhealthy range. Due to the active wildfires and changing wind patterns our air quality may vary unpredictably however, current weather forecasts predict changes in the middle of this week. We are hopeful that air quality conditions will improve after the weather changes. This health advisory will remain in effect, until the air quality significantly and consistently improves.

Children, the elderly, and those with respiratory conditions such as asthma, lung disease and heart disease are most at risk for harmful impacts.

As much as possible everyone should limit their time outdoors especially if the smell of smoke is present. Protect your health by following these healthy habits:

Protect your health by following these healthy habits

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Winter Spare the Air Alert Extended to November 20, 2018

Winter Spare the AirDue to heavy smoke blowing into the Bay Area from the Camp Fire in Butte County, the Air District has extended a Winter Spare the Air Alert through Tuesday, November 20, 2018.

Burning wood, including manufactured fire logs or any other solid fuel, indoors or outdoors, is banned during this Winter Spare the Air Alert.

Heavy smoke from the Camp Fire in Butte County is causing very elevated levels of particulate pollution in the region, especially in the North and East Bay. A high-pressure system in place over Northern California and northeasterly winds are quickly moving smoke into the region and trapping it at the ground level, causing significant air quality impacts.

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  • Published on November 19, 2018

    Well & Septic will not be conducting inspections on Wednesday, November 28 or Thursday, November 29, 2018 due to an all-staff training. No Well & Septic inspection appointments will be available on those dates. We apologize for any inconvenience.
    All other inspections (e.g. Building or Engineering inspections) will proceed as usual.

  • Sonoma County Animal Services
    Published on November 19, 2018

    Could a new dog, cat or bunny companion bring you happiness and joy? Maybe one of our Pets of the Week is the right match for you?

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