Smoke problem from California fire

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This is not a pretty picture. It is smoke from the fires in California. At 7:00 AM there should have been sunshine. It was still dark outside at this time. The photo was taken at 7:45 AM. Terrible. It is now 9:2o AM. There is some sunlight but the sky is a dirty orange/brown color. The news says that over 2 million acres have burned.
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We are getting it up here as well, yesterday air quality was at 8 (hide inside) with today's wind change its a 3. Looks like you guys should be wearing a mask.
 
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I am staying INSIDE, with air filters running on high.
And when I do go outside, it is with a N95 mask.
Someone asked me where I got my N95 mask. I told him that we have had forest fires with BAD smoke for the past 3 years. I got the masks 2 years ago, anticipating more fires.​

The stink part is, we have a heat wave now, so the house heats up. The only way to cool it down is to open the windows at night/early morning, when the temp is cooler. But then we let in the smoke :( So I have not been doing that, except for yesterday morning when the house was just too warm, and luckily the smoke level was down. Then I closed up the house at noon when the smoke level increased.
 
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I have a friend - runner, not photographer - in Oakland and she has stopped going outside as much as possible.
If you run, you suck in more smoky air.
It is hard to suck in a lot of air fast, when wearing a N95 mask.
The dust and cloth masks are useless for smoke. Smoke particles are "SMALL."
 
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