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See how smoke from wine country fires is affecting your air quality

Watch 3 days of shifting wine country fire smoke from space

Satellite imagery shows the numerous fires burning across Northern California – including the Tubbs, Redwood, Atlas, Cherokee and Wind Complex fires.
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Satellite imagery shows the numerous fires burning across Northern California – including the Tubbs, Redwood, Atlas, Cherokee and Wind Complex fires.

What's the air quality like in neighborhoods around the Sacramento region? Here’s a look at what filters in local air quality districts are reporting.

Keep in mind, though, that even though your neighborhood has a much lower exposure, you may still be affected more than your neighbors by the smoke.

Your body is the best indicator of whether you should avoid outdoor air or seek medical assistance. Some people become more sensitive as they age, experiencing symptoms such as itchy eyes or throat, coughing, wheezing for the first time in their 40s or 50s.

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Air Quality Index values for Oct. 10 at 3 p.m. www.sparetheair.com

What the Air Quality Index colors mean

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What the colors mean: The ranges for air quality values www.sparetheair.com

California Highway Patrol and Office of Emergency Services video shows the devastation of the Tubbs, Atlas and Nuns blazes that hit Northern California and the wine country.

Cathie Anderson: 916-321-1193, @CathieA_SacBee

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