OAKLAND, Calif. - Smoke blanketed the Bay Area again on Monday, as smoke from the Kincade Fire in Sonoma County and a smelly marsh fire in Solano County, filtered down to faraway cities.
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District issued yet another Spare the Air Alert for Monday, adding that smoke and ash are beginning to filter down to the surface.
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Spots including Berkeley's Aquatic Park, Laney College in Oakland, San Pablo and Concord all had "unhealthy for sensitive groups" readings, according to data provided by the district.
District spokeswoman Kristine Roselius said there will be spikes of worse and better air quality throughout the day depending on the wind. As for the smelly smoke, Roselius said that was coming from a marshland fire in the Suisun area in Solano County.
"It's got a lot of organic material, and it smells different than a wildfire," she said.
On social media, people chimed in from Oakand to Palo Alto saying they smelled and tasted the smoke.
I can, see, and SMELL the smoke out in Oakland. I’m wearing the mask, and that’s how bad it is.— Greg #BanAssaultRifles🇺🇸 (@GregA1313) October 28, 2019
I can taste the smoke in the air here in Vallejo. It's awful. Keeping my kids indoors today.— Marlena Ryan (@LenaLoves6) October 28, 2019
My shop in Concord smells of smoke very strongly.— Rich Lezcano (@RichLezcano) October 28, 2019
I didn’t smell any smoke when I left the house in San Jose, but definitely smell it up at Stanford- even inside my office building— Angela (@byrnesaj) October 28, 2019