According to Gov. Gavin Newsom of California, the West Coast Wildfire has created dangerous air quality conditions equivalent to 20 pack cigarettes.
In California alone, the fire has killed 22 people and has led to at least 11 other deaths in Oregon and Washington State.
Newsom said the wildfires, which are spread over 3.2 million acres and have destroyed nearly 4,000 structures in California, are ‘equivalent to smoking 20 packs of cigarettes.’
According to California Gov. Gavin Newsom (pictured Friday after visiting the North Complex fire zone in Battee County), the West Coast Wildfire has created dangerous air quality conditions equivalent to smoking 20 packs of cigarettes.
According to IQAir.com, which tracks air quality worldwide, Seattle (pictured), Portland, San Francisco and Los Angeles are all the worst in the world.
Late-afternoon light catches smoke from Cold Springs Canyon Pearl Hill Fire in Omak, Washington
In a statement on Sunday, the NFL said it currently has monitoring conditions to determine if it is safe for the San Francisco 49ers game to be held at the stadium.
Public health officials warned residents to keep the windows closed, to run the air conditioner on recirculated air instead of fresh, and to use the air purifier if they had it.
In the meantime, they started opening ‘smoke shelters’ to people living outside the home, which lacked access to clean air amid the COVID-19 epidemic and worried people inside the home.
“The same population that is most vulnerable to the virus is also the most vulnerable to smoke,” Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan said during a news conference.
The sky turned a misty, grayish white color as winds northwest pushed earlier into the offshore area of smoke, causing microscopic dust, soot and ash near Portland, Seattle and Vancouver, British Columbia Unhealthy levels of particulate matter had arrived.
The particles are small enough that they can penetrate deeply into the lungs, and health effects may include chest pain, arrhythmia, and bronchitis.
People with a worrisome condition such as heart and lung disease or asthma are particularly at risk.
At a news conference on Friday, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee insisted on calling Blaze a ‘climate fire’ instead of a Wisefire.
Public health officials warned residents to keep the windows closed, to run the air conditioner on recirculated air instead of fresh, and to use an air purifier if they had it. Evacuees are staying in tents on Sunday at the Milwaukee-Portland Elks Lodge
Saturday suggests a sign for social distance in a marina building on Lake Detroit burned by the Beach Creek Fire in Detroit, Oregon
Inslee said, “This is not an act of God.” “This has happened because we have dramatically changed the climate of Washington State.”
Seattle ordered parks, beaches and boat ramps, which closed through one of the last hot weekends of the summer to discourage outdoor recreation, and officials were opening a clean air shelter Friday afternoon that left 77 people Can hold.
He stated that the facility, which was established as an overflow COVID-19 care facility, is sufficient to allow social disturbances.
San Francisco officials were also opening a ‘weather relief center’ that would remain open until the weekend, said Mary Ellen Carroll, director of the city’s Emergency Management Department. City buses were free to all who needed to reach the centers.
Much of California was covered with a thick layer of smoke, with dozens of fierce forests.
According to the Bay Area Air Quality District, in San Francisco, the smell and visibility of burnt wood was clouded by ‘very unhealthy’ air.
Residents were also asked to avoid activities that could further reduce air quality, including driving unnecessarily, mowing lawns, and barbecuing.
Andy Wynke, a spokesman for Washington State’s Department of Ecology, a Tacoma suburb working at University Place, said the smoke had destroyed his specific view of the Olympic Mountains.
‘I can barely see my neighbor,’ he said.