San Francisco Bay and its surroundings will not be affected by the flames, but it has been covered since yesterday with a thick toxic air mist.
San Francisco is unrecognizable under this thick fog. Since November 16, the bay and its surroundings are covered with toxic air from the fires that ravage the north of California for a week, leaving 71 dead and more than 1000 missing to date.
The famous flaming red bridge of the bay is now almost white under this smoke, as you can see in the video at the head of the article. According to the “Purple air” air quality monitoring network, residents of the bay are currently breathing some of the world’s worst airs. These cover their mouth with a respirator to mitigate the effects of pollution.
In the city of Sacramento, a little further north of San Francisco, the smoke is even thicker and breathing the air for a day is equivalent to smoking 14 cigarettes. The region is hoping for improved air quality over the weekend.