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Skies over Northern California smoky due to wildfires in Oregon and California

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SACRAMENTO - Smoke in the skies over the Sacramento region is from wildfires burning in California and Oregon.

By early Tuesday afternoon, a haze of smoke was visible in many parts of the region, including the Bay Area, with residents across the feeling the impact of the poor air quality.

Earlier Wednesday, stated that the smoke was unhealthy for sensitive groups.

Related: Sacramento air quality resources

The National Weather Service in Sacramento tweeted Wednesday: "Smoke originating from wildfires burning over northwest California and across the Pacific Northwest is resulting in areas of poor air quality across portions interior #NorCal."

The Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District warned of poorer concentrations of smoke overnight and into the morning. The district issued a statement that reads:

"Air quality impacts expected to continue throughout Wednesday, with higher concentrations overnight and into the morning. If you smell smoke, protect yourself by limiting exposure, stay indoors, if possible, with windows and doors closed, and turn your air conditioner on circulate. Check air quality at or visit for more information."

SMOKE ALERT (9/19/23) due to transport from Northern California and Oregon wildfires. Air quality impacts expected to...

Posted by Yolo-Solano Air Quality on Tuesday, September 19, 2023

For a full list of air quality resources, visit our page, here.

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