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Bay Area Smoke Advisory Remains in Effect Due to Wildfire

A smoke advisory issued for the Bay Area on Sunday because of smoke coming from the County Fire in Yolo and Napa counties remains in effect Monday, regional air quality officials said.

Winds coming from the north have sent smoke and ash into the Bay Area, and residents in impacted areas are encouraged to take caution to avoid the smoky air, according to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.

The County Fire has burned about 44,500 acres near Lake Berryessa as of this morning and is only 3 percent contained, according to Cal Fire.

People in areas with heavy smoke are encouraged to seek shelter in buildings with filtered air or to move outside the impacted area until smoke levels go down, air district officials said.

Conditions could improve Tuesday and Wednesday as winds are forecast to shift from a northerly to westerly direction that would push the smoke out of the Bay Area, according to the air district.

People can check real-time air quality readings online.

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