Smoke from Northern California wildfires, stagnant heat and vehicle emissions triggered an extension of the holiday weekend smog alert through Tuesday.
Officials with the Bay Area Air Quality Management District asked residents to limit driving and outdoor activity to avoid lengthy exposure to smog, which is particularly harmful to young children, seniors and those with respiratory and heart conditions.
In Santa Rosa, the air quality index on Monday was in the “moderate“ range. That was good enough for Jason Brand and his family, who evacuated about 10 days ago from Meyers, a town just outside of South Lake Tahoe. The family is staying with relatives in Santa Rosa.
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