Smoke spotted in parts of Bay Area coming from Northern California fires

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Lamorinda officials in Contra Costa County say there are currently no fires burning in the area after getting reports of smoke in the air. (KGO-TV)

Residents in several parts of the Bay Area are reporting smoky conditions across the region. The haze has been reported on Twitter by many ABC7 viewers and reporters.

However, Lamorinda officials in Contra Costa County say there are currently no fires burning in the area. It appears the smoke is from fires burning in Northern California.

This image from Cal Fire on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017 shows a map of fires burning in Northern California.


Marin County officials also issued a statement to residents, letting them know the heavy smoke drift is from several large NorCal fires and that they may smell smoke. Red Flag fire conditions are in effect for Marin County and a high Fire Danger is expected throughout this weekend.

The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Watch for the Lamorinda area for the next few days.


The excessive heat will once again be likely on Friday and continue through the Labor Day weekend throughout the Bay Area, with an increased risk for heat related illnesses, especially for population groups that are most sensitive to heat.

RELATED: Heat stroke or heat exhaustion: Do you know the difference?

A statewide Flex Alert issued by the California Independent System Operator, which manages the state's power grid, will be in effect from 1 to 10 p.m. Friday. Cal ISO is calling for voluntary electricity conservation.

And a Spare the Air Alert is in effect Thursday and Friday.

Click here for current fire information in California.

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