Smoke from fires in Yolo County and beyond drifted into the Bay Area Saturday evening.
According to the National Weather Service, smoke from the County Fire — formerly the Guinda Fire — spread west into Petaluma, and south into Oakland, San Francisco and down the Peninsula as far as Redwood City.
7 pm #GOES16 visible satellite update shows that smoke from the #CountyFire (formerly #GuindaFire) has now spread as far west as #Petaluma and as far south as #SanFrancisco, #Oakland, and #RedwoodCity. The County Fire is located in NW Yolo County. #CAwx pic.twitter.com/5NORXj8flo
— NWS Bay Area (@NWSBayArea) July 1, 2018
By Saturday afternoon, the fire had grown to 1,000 acres, with high temperatures and gusty winds fanning the flames and prompting evacuations in the area. Just to the northwest, the Pawnee Fire had burned nearly 14,000 acres as of Saturday evening and was 73 percent contained.
The smoke visible to the far East is from a new fire in Yolo County called the County Fire and their is also smoke visible from the Pawnee Fire in Lake County.
— Santa Rosa Fire Department (@SantaRosaFire) July 1, 2018
Smoke from the fires was also reported across much of the North Bay, which was ravaged by fires last October. But officials in Napa and Sonoma said Saturday afternoon that residents in the two towns were in no immediate danger.
— Mayacamas VFD (@MayacamasVFD) July 1, 2018
With weather conditions expected to remain hot and dry through the Fourth of July holiday, Cal Fire on Friday urged people to avoid setting off illegal fireworks, which can spark wild fires.
“Wildfire activity has significantly increased during the last several weeks and California continues to experience volatile, unstable fire conditions,” Cal Fire Director Ken Pimott said in a statement.
Source: East Bay Smoke from Yolo County fire drifting over Bay Area