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Discussion: Fire and Smoke

in: DWildfogel; DWildfogel > 2017-10-12

Oct 13, 2017 2:41 PM # 
chitownclark:
I heard a fire warning for the Santa Cruz mountains last night; hope that isn't near you.

I'd definitely wear a face mask outside if I were in the Bay Area anywhere. The NYTimes has a good article about the dangers of smoke inhalation, particularly when buildings burn. Apparently you should get N95 fine particulate masks; regular face masks don't do the job.
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Oct 13, 2017 4:56 PM # 
DWildfogel:
We are definitely on alert, but there are no fires nearby at least at the moment.

Went looking for the N95 masks yesterday, but the local stores are sold out. One said they'd have them today so we'll try again. Smoke up here is definitely unpleasant.

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