California Wildfires: Check current Bay Area air quality levels

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Wednesday morning's rain cleared our sky of any remaining unhealthy air. No need to worry about the hazardous smoke coming from the Camp Fire.

The Bay Area is finally seeing relief from smoky skies that had been plaguing the area from the Butte County's Camp Fire.

This morning's rain cleared our sky of any remaining unhealthy air. No need to worry about the hazardous smoke coming from the Camp Fire.

After 13 consecutive days of unhealthy air you can go outside, without a mask, and take a deep breath. Just remember to take an umbrella.

Here's how you can check air quality levels where you live. The map below will update every five minutes.

MAP: Current Bay Area Air Quality Conditions


Last week, several areas across the Bay Area began reporting "very unhealthy" conditions for the first time since the Camp Fire began-- including San Francisco and cities in the East Bay. This meant healthy residents may begin to experience health effects from smoke exposure. More sensitive groups may experience more serious health effects. The area of "very unhealthy" air expanded Friday as cities in the Inland East Bay and North Bay saw more smoke pour into their skies.

Health officials recommended wearing a mask to protect yourself from harmful air.
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Good: Air Quality is considered satisfactory and air pollution poses little or no risk.

Moderate: Air Quality is acceptable; however, for some pollutants there may be a moderate health concern for a very small number of people who are unusually sensitive to air pollution.

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Sensitive Groups: Members of sensitive groups may experience health effects. The general public is not likely to be affected

Unhealthy: Everyone may begin to experience health effects; members of sensitive groups may experience more serious health effects.

LIST: Schools closed in Bay Area due to Camp Fire smoke

Very Unhealthy: Health warnings of emergency conditions. The entire population is more likely to be affected.

Hazardous: Health alert: everyone may experience more serious health effects.

See more stories, photos and videos on the Camp Fire in Butte County here.
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