From our friends at KQED:
People in the path of wildfire smoke can take certain precautionary measures to protect their lungs from smoke pollution. Older people, children and individuals with heart or respiratory conditions in particular are advised to filter air, limit outside activities or otherwise temporarily leave the impacted area.
With hundreds of wildfires burning across the state, and huge complex fires affecting the air quality in nearly every Bay Area county, residents are understandably wondering how to deal with multiple crises: raging fires, widespread smoke and the coronavirus pandemic.
[Image: the Woodward Fire burns at Point Reyes National Seashore, closing the park. You may have seen dramatic video yesterday of two firefighters being rescued as they were backed against a ridge Credit: National Parks Service]