Check Air Quality in Placer, Sacramento, El Dorado . Counties

JAVORA. WE CAN SEE THE HAZE IN THERE. WHERE IS THE SON? EILEEN: WE HAD THE CLOUDS OF THE SKY AND HAZE OF THE SMOKE. THE AIR QUALITY IS OK THIS MORNING. IT IS A WARM VIEW IN FAIRFIELD. PART OF THAT SPREAD YESTERDAY AND HAS LEFT THAT. TEMPERATURES WILL BE AT OR BELOW AVERAGE IN THE AFTERNOON. 71 IN STOCK. 81 AT PLACERVILLE AIRPORT. THE TREND, THE TEMPERATURES DOWN COMPARED TO YESTERDAY. WE ARE ANYWHERE FROM 10 TO 20 DEGREES. Yesterday we reached 107 in SACRAMENTO. TODAY WE CAN SEE 90 DEGREE. THE MOST CONCENTRATED SMOKE AREAS OF THE MOSQUITO FIRE ARE IN THE MODELS. HIGHWAY 50 NORTH, ESPECIALLY ALONG THE HIGHWAY 80 CORRIDOR, AT NOW IT IS VISIBLE UP TO HALF A MILE OR SO. THICK IN THE COLFAX AREA, GRASS VALLEY. PLACERVILLE AREA RIGHT TO THE BORDER FROM SEEING THE SMOKE. IT’S REALLY IMPROVED IN KAREN PARK, FOLSOM WITHOUT AIR QUALITY AT NOW. RAISING CLOUDS TODAY. 91 IN MODESTO TODAY. 86 IN THE PARTY. 93 IN MARYSVILLE. UPPER 80’S IN AND AROUND THE SOUTH LAKE TAHOE AREA TODAY. WE WILL SEE HOW MUCH COOLER IT GETS IN THE DAYS AHEAD, IT’S COMING. LETICIA: THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF MOSQUITO FIRE STILL BURNS IN PLACER COUNTY. WE JUST HAVE NEW NUMBERS IN OUR NEWSROOM. THE FIRE HAS GROWN TO OVER 33,000 ACRES WITH 0% RESTRICTION. ERIN HEFT CONNECTS US FROM MOSQUITO RIDGE ROAD THE DETAILS. ERIN: THOSE NEW NUMBERS NOT SURPRISING. I SPOKE TO CAL FIRE last night and early this morning they say it is very difficult to contain the fire. CREWS WORK HER UP AND DOWN MUG READ AWAY. I WANT TO SHOW YOU WHAT THESE VALLEYS LOOK LIKE MORNING. WE ARE ON THE SIDE OF THIS FIRE. THIS IS THE TERRAIN WITH THESE FIRE CREW. THIS IS WHY CALFIRE SAYS IT’S SO DIFFICULT TO REDUCE THE FIRE. YOU CAN SEE HOW STEEP THIS REGION IS. THIS IS NOT UNUSUAL IN THIS AREA. IT’S REALLY JUST ALONG THESE LOW SPOTS IN THESE AREAS. WATCH THIS ON THIS MORNING. THE SMOKE SPEAKS FOR ITSELF. IT IS NOT LIKE OTHER WILD FIRE, NO BREATHING PAIN CURRENTLY BUT THIS IS HAZARDOUS AIR. I WANT TO SHOW YOU WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE FROM MORNING AS FIRE CREWS FIGHT FLAT FIRE. THE PICTURE TELLS THIS, CALFIRE EXPLAINS WHY THIS IS SO DIFFICULT TO GET ON. THEY SAY TWO THINGS IN THE WAY OF RESTRICTION, THE ENVIRONMENT, THESE STAINS AND THE WEATHER. IT HAS BEEN EXTREMELY HOT AND DRY. BUT NOW A GLIMER OF HOPE. THE WEATHER MUST TAKE A DIP IN TEMPERATURE. NOW THE HUMIDITY IS HIGHER IN THESE HILLS. CALFIRE SAYS THERE IS HOPE THIS MORNING. THE HILLS ARE EXCEPTIONALLY FULL OF SMOKE, HAZARDOUS AIR QUALITY HERE. WE HAVE LAB REPORTS ALL MORNING TO SHOW YOU WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE

Dangerous Air Hits Parts of Sacramento Region Due to Mosquito Fire

Smoke from the blazing Mosquito Fire in Placer and El Dorado counties is causing dangerous air quality in parts of the Sacramento region on Saturday, according to Spare the Air.

Shifting winds could help improve air quality in parts of the Sacramento region, but dangerous air will persist near the Mosquito Fire Saturday, according to Spare the Air. The Sacramento Metropolitan, El Dorado, Feather River, Placer and Yolo-Solano air districts forecast moderate to hazardous air quality for the region over the weekend. View the full forecast, air quality forecast and an update on the mosquito fire in the video player above Air quality forecast for Saturday El Dorado: mediocrePlacer: dangerousSacramento: mediocre Yolo-Solano: mediocre Sunday air quality forecast El Dorado: unhealthyPlacer: dangerousSacramento: unhealthyYolo-Solano 3: averageKCleen Meteorologist Javora said the worst air quality has been in the Foothills. Relief will be in sight for the valley floor as the Delta Breeze pushes the smoke up the hill on Saturday. People with lung and respiratory problems should avoid strenuous and prolonged outdoor activities that could worsen their condition in the polluted air. People are also being urged to wear N95 masks that can filter smoke particles. | VIDEO BELOW | LiveCopter 3 has a view of smoky conditions over Placer County on Friday. Here are recommended ways to reduce your exposure to smoke: Stay indoors with windows and doors closed; if possible, run the air conditioner on the “recirculation” setting. Limit outdoor physical activity If possible, leave the smoking area until conditions improve. Reduce unnecessary driving. If you are traveling through smoking areas, make sure your vehicle’s ventilation system is set to “recirculate”. Non-HEPA paper face mask filters and bandana-style face coverings cannot filter out extra fine smoke particles, which are much smaller. Therefore, they will not help protect individuals from smoking-related effects. Information about the use of masks and face coverings during smoke impacts can be found here. Learn more about smoke from Placer County here. | VIDEO BELOW | Meteorologist Dirk Verdoorn guides us in taking a closer look at the weather conditions around the Mosquito Fire

Shifting winds could help improve air quality in parts of the Sacramento region, but dangerous air will persist near the Mosquito Fire Saturday, according to Spare the Air.

The Sacramento Metropolitan, El Dorado, Feather River, Placer and Yolo-Solano air districts forecast moderate to hazardous air quality for the region over the weekend.

  • Check out the full forecast, air quality outlook and an update on the Mosquito Fire in the video player above

Air quality forecast for Saturday

  • El Dorado: Moderate
  • Placer: Dangerous
  • Sacramento: Moderate
  • Yolo-Solano: Moderate

Air quality forecast for Sunday

  • El Dorado: unhealthy
  • Placer: Dangerous
  • Sacramento: unhealthy
  • Yolo-Solano: Moderate

KCRA 3 Meteorologist Eileen Javora said the worst air quality has been in the Foothills. Relief will come into view for the Valley as the Delta Breeze pushes the smoke up the hill on Saturday.

People with lung and respiratory problems should avoid strenuous and prolonged outdoor activities that can worsen their condition in the polluted air. People are also being urged to wear N95 masks that can filter smoke particles.

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| VIDEO BELOW | LiveCopter 3 has a view of smoky conditions over Placer County on Friday

Here are recommended ways to reduce your exposure to smoke:

  • Stay inside with the windows and doors closed; if possible, run the air conditioner on the “recirculation” setting
  • Limit outdoor physical activity
  • If possible, leave the smoke-affected areas until conditions improve
  • Reduce unnecessary driving. When traveling through smoking areas, make sure your vehicle’s ventilation system is set to “recirculate”
  • Non-HEPA paper face mask filters and bandana-style face coverings are unable to filter out extra fine smoke particles, which are much smaller. Therefore, they will not help protect individuals from smoking-related effects. Information about the use of masks and face coverings during smoke impacts can be found here.

Learn more about Placer County smoke here.

| VIDEO BELOW | Meteorologist Dirk Verdoorn guides us in taking a closer look at the weather conditions around the Mosquito Fire

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