Smoke from Northern California wildfires and other fires causing increased calls to fire agencies

Fresno Fire and several other agencies are reporting an increase in "smoke in the air" calls into dispatch.

Fresno Fire and several other agencies are reporting an increase in "smoke in the air" calls into dispatch.

According to officials, the smoke is the result of a wind shift that is pushing smoke from the Bay area fires into the Fresno area.


Our station has also received a lot of calls from viewers in the North Valley complaining about smoky conditions.

The smoke in the air has also caused Rio Vista Middle School in Fresno to cancel all outdoor games and practices-- home and away, but the volleyball and competition cheer will go on as scheduled.

Fresno Unified has also canceled all outdoor activities.

FULL STATEMENT FROM FRESNO UNIFIED

Outdoor Activities Canceled Due to Smoke from Wildfires

Fresno Unified has decided to cancel all outdoor activities, including sports practices, for elementary, middle and high school students. In accordance with San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District recommendations -- if you can see or smell smoke, the air quality is poor and outdoor activity should be limited. The smoke in the air is due to a series of wildfires in Northern California. Regularly scheduled outdoor activities for this afternoon will either be brought inside or canceled.


Click here to see real time-air monitoring in your area from the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District.

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