The Redwood City Fire Department community alert remains in effect as local pollution stemming from the Camp Fire in Butte County reached its worst levels tonight.
As of this writing, the latest hourly air quality update for the Redwood City area showed PM2.5 levels of 190, the worst pollution since the Camp Fire began last Thursday. Such levels fall near the top of the range of the “unhealthy” category for pollution (151-200), per the Bay Area Air Quality Management District. Click here to view hourly updates.
The devastating Camp Fire has claimed at least 59 lives and destroyed 10,321 structures. As of earlier today, the fire had burned 138,000 acres and was 35-percent contained.
Redwood City officials are asking local communities to stay indoors, limit outdoor activity and seek medical attention if you are having difficulty breathing. For more, go to www.redwoodcity.org and click on Poor Air Quality for more.