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Saturday October 14th, 2017 :: 09:10 a.m. PDT


North Bay Fires Bring Ash and Smoke to SF

SF Air Quality currently is RED (unhealthy). Close windows/limit outdoor activities/keep pets indoors. For health tips visit 

Minimize outdoor activities and follow these precautions to protect your health:

  • Stay indoors with windows and doors closed as much as possible
  • Do not run fans that bring smoky outdoor air inside
  • Run your air-conditioner only if it does not bring smoke in from the outdoors 
  • Consider leaving the area until smoke conditions improve if you experience symptoms related to smoke exposure

People in San Francisco can go to the following San Francisco Public Libraries to find respite from the poor air quality caused by the North Bay fires. These locations have air filters. Check and for hours of operation. These locations can be identified via live Google

  • San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin Street
  • Chinatown Branch Library, 1135 Powell Street 
  • Mission Bay Branch Library, 960 Fourth Street
  • Glen Park Branch Library, 2825 Diamond Street
  • Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, 3200 California Street
  • SF MOMA Public Knowledge Branch Library, 151 Third Street

Contact your health care provider if you experience the following symptoms. As always, if you or someone you know is experiencing a live-threatening emergency, call 9-1-1:

  • Repeated coughing
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Wheezing
  • Chest tightness or pain
  • Palpitations
  • Nausea or unusual fatigue
  • Lightheadedness

The public can find the current Air Quality from the EPA here and learn what to do: For additional public-health guidance regarding air quality please visit 

Due to active wildfires and changing wind patterns, air quality could be impacted for many days to come. Outside of the active fire areas, air quality will be variable and unpredictable. Air quality may improve at times or get worse, very quickly.

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