Drifting smoke from the massive Oak Fire burning near Yosemite will bring hazy skies to the Bay Area over the next few days, prompting air district officials to extend an air quality advisory through Thursday.
As of 8:09 a.m. Wednesday, the Oak Fire had charred 18,715 acres in Mariposa County and was 32% contained, according to Cal Fire. More than 3,000 personnel are fighting the blaze, which was reported on Friday afternoon and exploded in size over the weekend.
Winds are pushing smoke from the wildfire to the Bay Area, but it's expected to stay aloft and only higher elevations may experience the smell of smoke. An air quality advisory issued for Monday has been extended through Thursday, according to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.
Air quality is forecast to be good to moderate for the region and pollutant levels are not expected to exceed the national 24-hour health standard.
A Spare the Air Alert is not in effect, the air district said.