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Northern California fires turn Bay Area sky dark orange

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Posted at 10:40 AM, Sep 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-09 17:36:05-04

(KGTV) -- Many Bay Area residents woke up Wednesday to a smoky, dark orange sky as fires continue to burn in Northern California.

Bay Area TV station KGO reported strong winds have blown smoke and ash from fires in the Chico area and Mendocino National Forest into San Francisco and other parts of the Bay Area.

The combination of weather conditions and fire has created an apocalyptic-like view across the region and poor air quality for the area.

In a tweet, the National Weather Service Bay Area said: “As the winds weaken aloft, gravity will take over as the primary vertical transport of the smoke. Suspended smoke will descend closer to the surface and could lead to darker skies and worsening air quality today …”