Bay Area wildfires trigger major air quality alerts

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SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) – Multiple fires burning across the Bay Area are causing air quality issues for many in the region Wednesday.

>> Latest on all the Bay Area fires, evacuation orders, centers, and more here

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued Spare the Air alerts through Wednesday due to all the smoke and air pollution as a result of the fires.

At this time, air quality is unhealthy for sensitive groups such as children, older adults, and those with breathing or heart issues.

Burning wood, manufactured fire logs or other solid fuel is banned both indoors and outdoors.

People are encouraged to stay inside with doors and windows closed if possible, especially those with respiratory issues.

According to Cal Fire, a Red Flag Warning is in effect for the Central Valley today through Thursday night and for parts of the Bay Area into Wednesday night due to gusty winds and low humidity.

This may be difficult for people amid a continuing heat wave in the region. If it’s too hot in your home, you’re advised to visit a cooling center. You can find list of cooling centers here.

Many are also reporting ash falling from the sky. Have a photo to share? Send them to breakingnews@kron4.com.

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