For Immediate ReleaseAugust 30, 2023
Northern California Wildfires Worsen Marin's Air
Marin County, CA – The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued an air quality advisory for wildfire smoke through Thursday, August 31. Smoke levels in the Bay Area are expected to reach the high-moderate tier on the EPA’s Air Quality Index (AQI). Smoky, hazy skies are visible, and the smell of smoke is possible. National Weather Service forecasts onshore winds starting tonight that may bring relief.
Marin Public Health officials urge community members to take precautions by limiting outdoor activity due to the poor air quality caused by wildfire events throughout Northern California.
Those most at risk include those with chronic lung conditions such as emphysema and asthma.
Take these steps to avoid or reduce smoke exposure:
Dr. Matthew WillisPublic Health OfficerHealth and Human Services
3240 Kerner Blvd.San Rafael, CA 94901(415) 473-4163Email: Dr. Matthew WillisMarin HHS website