Updated 11 a.m. Friday
Local air district officials are extending this week’s Spare the Air alert through Saturday, as smoke from wildfires in far Northern California continues to envelop parts of the Bay Area.
Smoke from wildfires burning in Siskiyou, Trinity and Humboldt counties, and in southwestern Oregon, began noticeably creeping into the Bay Area on Tuesday. By Wednesday morning, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District declared a Spare the Air alert, initially through Thursday. Yesterday, it extended that alert through Friday, and this morning stretched it yet again, through Saturday.
“We’re not quite out of the woods yet,” said Sarah McCorkle, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.
However, according to the National Weather Service, the smoke is expected to begin to dissipate Friday afternoon.