This story has been updated to include the most recent air advisory.
(KRON) – There is some haziness in the sky that we are seeing in southern Napa County right now.
That’s why the Bay Area Air Quality Management District issued an air quality advisory for wildfire smoke today. In the late morning the BAAQMD sent out a notice to extend the air-quality advisory through Thursday, June 2.
The worst of the air quality is in Napa Valley, but the BAAQMD states that the pollution levels for this fire are not expected to exceed the national 24-hour standard.
Though the National Weather Service is reporting the smoke traveling south towards Vallejo this morning.
If you smell smoke, it’s important you protect yourself by avoiding exposure. If possible, stay inside with windows and doors closed until the smoke subsides.
It’s recommended to set your air conditioning units and car vents to re-circulate to prevent outside air from moving inside. Smoke can really irritate the eyes and throat causing coughing or scratchy throat.
This can be especially bad for people with health conditions like asthma or for elderly people, children or people with respiratory illnesses. The air district says a spare the air alert is not in effect. Air quality is not expected to be unhealthy from this fire. The district will continue to monitor the air quality throughout the region for smoke impacts from the fire.