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Danville Police Department CA
Thursday November 8th, 2018 :: 03:18 p.m. PST


Smoky Skies/Red Flag Warning/Air Quality Advisory

We've gotten quite a few questions today about the smoky skies here in the valley. For those who haven't heard, there is a major fire (18k acres) out in Butte County.

What we're seeing here is the smoke blown by the high winds that are still affecting the area. We are currently under a red flag warning in our area that will last until 7am Friday morning. Below is the National Weather Service information on red flag warnings:

A Red Flag Warning means warm temperatures, very low humidities, and stronger winds are expected to combine to produce an increased risk of fire danger.

-If you are allowed to burn in your area, all burn barrels must be covered with a weighted metal cover, with holes no larger than 3/4 of an inch.

-Do not throw cigarettes or matches out of a moving vehicle. They may ignite dry grass on the side of the road and become a wildfire.

-Extinguish all outdoor fires properly. Drown fires with plenty of water and stir to make sure everything is cold to the touch. Dunk charcoal in water until cold. Do not throw live charcoal on the ground and leave it.

-Never leave a fire unattended. Sparks or embers can blow into leaves or grass, ignite a fire, and quickly spread.

Additionally, the Bay Area Air Quality Management Authority has issued an air quality advisory through Friday. If the smell of smoke is present, residents are encouraged to keep their windows closed and stay inside when possible. Limit outdoor activities, especially for those who suffer from any respiratory illnesses.

Danville Police Department CA
510 La Gonda Way
Danville, CA 94526

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Non-emergencies: 925-314-3700

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