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Dangerous air affects Sacramento area as Mosquito Fire burns

Smoke from the Mosquito Fire burning in Placer and El Dorado counties brings unsafe air quality to parts of the Sacramento area on Sunday, according to Spare the Air.



COMING. I LOOK FORWARD. EILEEN, THANK YOU. THE MOSQUITO FIRE IS STILL BURNING IN PLACER AND EL DORADO COUNTIES THIS MORNING. THIS IS THE LATEST VIDEO OF OTHER WILDFIRES. BALD MOUNTAIN CAMERA. AT LAST CHECK, THE FIRE HAD GROWED TO OVER 37,000 ACRES. RIGHT NOW WE ARE STILL AT 0% CONTAINMENT AND THIS HAS FORCED THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE TO EVACUATE THEIR HOMES. AND KCRA 3’S ERIN HEFT JOINS US LIVE NOW FROM FOREST HILL ROAD WITH THE VERY LATEST. ARON, HELLO. YEAH, HELLO, LATISHA. SO LET’S TALK ABOUT WHAT THEY HAVE BEEN EXPERIENCING IN THE PAST 24 HOURS. WE WERE HERE YESTERDAY MORNING. IT LOOKED MUCH SMOKER YESTERDAY. IT’S NOT THAT TODAY, BUT IT’S NOT EXACTLY THE BEST NEWS. CHECK THIS AIR QUALITY NOW. SO THEY ARE TRYING TO CREATE FOREST HILL ROAD, WHICH IS THE ROAD WE ARE ON RIGHT NOW. MORE THAN A FIRELINE BREAK NOW. WHAT THEY SAY, CAL FIRE TOLD US THE MOST AGGRESSIVE SIDE OF THE FIRE IS THE NORTH SIDE OF THE FIRE. IT’S REALLY HEARING THROUGH PARTS OF MICHIGAN, BLUFF HEARING THROUGH PARTS OF FOREST HILL. WE ARE OFTEN FOREST HILL ROAD. AND AS YOU SEE, THIS IS WE HAVE BEEN DEALING WITH THIS MORNING. SO WE HAD A LOT OF WINDS YESTERDAY AND CAL FIRE SAID THE WINDS WERE REALLY FORCED. THE FIRE WE SIT ON OVER 37,000 ACRES, 0% CONTAINMENT. THESE FIGURES FROM LAST NIGHT. THE NEW REPORT TYPICALLY ARRIVES AROUND THIS TIME NOW. YES, THE WINDS HAVE PUSHED THE SMOKE OUT OF THE AREA. YES, THE AQI IS A LITTLE BETTER. BUT WHY IS THIS A BAD THING? GOOD, BECAUSE IT RAISE SMOKE AS YOU CAN SEE, AND THEN OXYGEN CAN COME AND TOUCH THE FIRE. IT OXYGENATES THE FIRE. TODAY WE ARE EXPECTED TO HAVE A LITTLE MORE AGGRESSIVE FIRE ACTIVITY. NOW LOOK AT THESE DOZER LINES. THIS IS A DOZER LINE FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE NOT BEEN TO THE WILDFIRES BEFORE. IT’S ON THE FIRE CELL SIDE THAT THEY SAY THEY’RE VERY LUCKY, BOTH WITH HAND TEAMS AND DOZER LINES LIKE THIS. IF I AM QUIET FOR JUST A SECOND, YOU CAN REALLY HEAR A DOZER IN THE DISTANCE. LISTEN. VERY CLOSE. THEY ARE WORKING VERY HARD NOW. WE GET A LOT OF CURIOUS VIEWERS WHO LIVE IN THE MICHIGAN BLUFF AREA. IT’S A KIND OF SEMI-DENSE NEIGHBORHOOD. AND FURTHER IN FOREST HILL, MANY CURIOUS PEOPLE, ARE THERE STILL HOUSES? WE WILL REALLY TRY TO GIVE YOU A LIVE PREVIEW OF WHAT THESE NEIGHBORHOODS LOOK LIKE IN THE NEXT HOUR, HALF HOUR. THEN STAY WITH US. WE WILL HAVE MORE UPDATES. BUT TODAY, ACCORDING TO CAL FIRE, BECAUSE THERE IS MORE OXYGEN IN THESE VALLEYS. FIRE ACTIVITY COULD BE MUCH MORE AGGRESSIVE. FORESTHILL ROAD ERIN HEFT KCRA 3 NEWS. AARON, THANK YOU FOR YOUR REPORT THIS MORNING. AND AS THE FIRE CONTINUES TO GROW, IT FORCES MORE PEOPLE OUT OF THEIR HOMES, SENDING RESIDENTS IN SEARCH OF HELP. BELL ROAD BAPTIST CHURCH IN AUBURN HAS CLOSED ITS EVACUATION CENTER BUT AN EMERGENCY SHELTER IS OPENING AT SIERRA COLLEGE IN ROCKLIN. THERE IS ACCESS TO A CAFETERIA. AUBURN REGIONAL PARK GYM IS OPEN TEMPORARILY FOR RV’S AND TRAILERS. THERE IS PARKING BATHROOMS AND ACCESS TO SHOWERS AND SURROUNDINGS. A COUNTY FAIR ACCEPTS EVACUATED SMALL AND LARGE ANIMALS. STARTING TOMORROW, THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF PLACERVILLE WILL HELP EVACUATES WITH CHILD CARE. THIS IS OPEN TO CHILDREN AGED 5 TO 18 WHO HAVE BEEN IMPACTED BY THE EVACUATIONS. THE CENTER IS LOCATED ON MALLARD LANE IN PLACERVILLE. MONDAY TO FRIDAY OPENING HOURS. AND FROM 8 AM TO 6 PM. THE CLUB WILL PROVIDE THIS SERVICE UNTIL EVACUATION ORDERS ARE LIFTED. THE SPCA PLAZA IS ALSO REQUESTING HELP TO CARE FOR THE ANIMALS BECAUSE THEY HAVE BEEN FORCED TO EVACUATE FROM THEIR HOMES. PLACER COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES CAME IN, TAKING CHARGE OF ANIMALS UNTIL PEOPLE CAN RETURN HOME. PLAZA COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES HAS ALREADY RECEIVED APPROXIMATELY 200 ANIMALS. THEY NOW SAY THEY NEED THINGS LIKE FOOD AS WELL AS BOWLS, CRATES, CAT LITTER AND LITTER BOXES. THOSE WHO WISH TO HELP CAN CONTACT THE COUNTY SPCA DIRECTLY. NOW AT MOUNTAIN FIRE IN SISKIYOU COUNTY. EVACUATION ORDERS HAVE BEEN ISSUED. OFFICIALS SAY FIRE JUMPED CONTAINMENT LINES. IT HAS BURNED OVER 11,000 ACRES SINCE THIS MORNING. THE MOUNTAIN FIRE STARTED LAST FRIDAY. AND AT THIS TIME THERE ARE AREAS IN RED THAT NEED TO EVACUATE. EIGHT WARNINGS ARE ISSUED

Dangerous air affects Sacramento area as Mosquito Fire burns

Smoke from the Mosquito Fire burning in Placer and El Dorado counties brings unsafe air quality to parts of the Sacramento area on Sunday, according to Spare the Air.

Shifting winds could help improve air quality in parts of the Sacramento area, but dangerous air will persist Sunday in areas near the Mosquito Fire, according to Spare the Air. The Sacramento Metropolitan, El Dorado, Feather River, Placer and Yolo-Solano air districts forecast moderate to hazardous air quality for the region over the weekend. Watch the full forecast, air quality outlook and an update on the mosquito fire in the video player aboveSunday Air Quality Forecast GroupsYolo-Solano: ModerateKCRA 3 Meteorologist Eileen Javora has said the worst air quality was in the Foothills. There will be relief in sight for the valley as the delta breeze pushes the smoke up the hill. People with lung and respiratory problems should avoid strenuous and prolonged outdoor activities which could worsen their conditions in polluted air. People are also advised to wear N95 masks which can filter out smoke particles. | VIDEO BELOW | LiveCopter 3 has a view of smoky conditions over Placer County on Friday. Here are some recommended ways to reduce your exposure to smoke: Stay indoors with doors and windows closed; if possible, run air conditioner in “recirculation” mode Limit outdoor physical activity Leave areas affected by smoke if possible until conditions improve Reduce unnecessary driving. If you are traveling in areas affected by smoke, make sure your vehicle’s ventilation system is in “recirculation” mode. Non-HEPA paper face mask filters and bandana-style face coverings are not able to filter out extra fine smoke particles, which are much smaller. . Therefore, they will not be useful in protecting individuals from smoke-related impacts. Information on the use of masks and face coverings during smoke strikes can be found here. Learn more about Placer County Smoke here.

Shifting winds could help improve air quality in parts of the Sacramento area, but dangerous air will persist in areas near the Mosquito Fire on Sunday, according to Spare the Air.

The Sacramento Metropolitan, El Dorado, Feather River, Placer and Yolo-Solano air districts forecast moderate to hazardous air quality for the region over the weekend.

  • Watch the full forecast, air quality outlook and an update on the Mosquito Fire in the video player above

Air quality forecast for Sunday

  • Eldorado: unhealthy
  • Placer: Dangerous
  • Sacramento: Moderate
  • Yolo Solano: Moderate

Monday Air Quality Forecast

  • El Dorado: unhealthy for sensitive groups
  • Placer: Dangerous
  • Sacramento: unhealthy for sensitive groups
  • Yolo Solano: Moderate

KCRA 3 meteorologist Eileen Javora said the worst air quality was in the Foothills. There will be relief in sight for the valley as the delta breeze pushes the smoke up the hill.

People with lung and respiratory problems should avoid strenuous and prolonged outdoor activities that could worsen their condition in polluted air. People are also advised to wear N95 masks which can filter out smoke particles.

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| VIDEO BELOW | LiveCopter 3 has a view of smoky conditions over Placer County on Friday

Here are some recommended ways to reduce your exposure to smoke:

  • Stay indoors with windows and doors closed; if possible, run the air conditioner on the “recirculation” setting
  • Limit physical activity outdoors
  • Leave smoke-affected areas if possible until conditions improve
  • Reduce unnecessary driving. If you are traveling in smoke-affected areas, make sure your vehicle’s ventilation system is on “recirculation”
  • Non-HEPA paper face mask filters and bandana-style face coverings are not able to filter out extra fine smoke particles, which are much smaller. Therefore, they will not be useful in protecting individuals from smoke-related impacts. Information on the use of masks and face coverings during smoke strikes can be found here.

Learn more about Placer County Smoke here.

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