Thursday, November 15, 2018

UPDATE: Smoky Haze Lingering From Camp Fire as Death Toll Grows

Posted By on Thu, Nov 15, 2018 at 9:50 AM

click to enlarge Scene from the Camp Fire earlier this week. - BUTTE FIRE
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  • Scene from the Camp Fire earlier this week.
The smoky haze from the Camp Fire will continue to settle over the region today at levels equal to or slightly better than yesterday, according to the National Weather Service.

Read more here and here and here.

Meanwhile, grim numbers continue to be reported by officials in Butte County, where 56 people are now confirmed dead in the deadliest wildfire in the state’s history.

As of this morning, the Camp Fire has burned 140,000 acres and is 40 percent contained, with full containment now estimated for Nov. 30. For updated information, click here.
Release from the North Coast Air Quality Management District:
Overall smoke impacts are forecast to be “Moderate” to “Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups” with periods of “Unhealthy” depending on weather and location. Smoke levels will vary depending on weather conditions and fire activity. The light northerly daytime wind has brought some improvement to coastal areas. As is typical for this time of year, overnight inversions will limit smoke dispersion until the day starts to warm up. This pattern is expected to continue for the next couple of days.
• Coastal Areas (Crescent City to Shelter Cove) - overall “Moderate” to “Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups” with periods of “Unhealthy” depending on conditions
• Southern Humboldt – “Moderate” to “Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups” with periods of “Unhealthy” depending on conditions
• Inland Humboldt and Del Norte County – “Moderate” to “Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups” with periods of “Unhealthy” depending on conditions
• Trinity County – “Moderate” with periods of “Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups” with periods of “Unhealthy” depending on conditions
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