Forecasted smog triggers Spare the Air alert for Friday in Bay Area

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District issued a Spare the Air alert for Friday due to forecasted unhealthy levels of smog.

The smog comes from vehicle exhaust, high temperatures, and smoke drifting in from a southwestern Oregon wildfire.

Some Bay Area inland areas expect temperatures to climb above 100 on Friday.

The management district urges Bay Area residents to limit driving on Friday as much as possible and also recommends limiting outdoor activities.


Passengers aboard Las Vegas flight pass out while awaiting takeoff in triple digit temperatures

Passengers aboard a Delta Air Lines flight to Atlanta were waiting in 111-degree heat with no air conditioning when the pilot announced the plane had to return to the gate due to multiple emergencies.

Smog, also known as ozone, can cause throat irritation, congestion and chest pain, declared the air district.

This Spare the Air alert follows a Thursday air quality advisory.