Bay Area teams donate $450000 to North Bay fire relief

Lighter winds in the valley bring less smoke, moderate air quality

Lighter winds in the valley bring less smoke, moderate air quality

As of Tuesday morning 15 people had been killed in the fires and officials said that number was likely to rise.

The air quality is expected to be bad for the next few days.

Several Bay Area professional sports teams, including the Golden State Warriors and both local pro football and baseball teams, have combined to donate $450,000 in support of North Bay wildfire relief efforts.

"A lot of people are going up to help the fire, a lot of people are going to volunteer a lot of people walking in the area and they need something to help them breathe", said Brian Altwarg of Markus Supply Ace Hardware Store.

A series of deadly California wildfires have burned through some 170,000 acres statewide, but heavy smoke from the disaster zones drifted farther still as pesky particles of dust, ash and soot entered the lungs of residents nearly 100 miles away.

Providing help: Many members of the Stanford community would like to help victims of the fires and other devastating events that have occurred in recent weeks.

Consider, in some cases, leaving the region until air quality improves.

"The Raiders family expresses our deepest concern for everyone affected by the North Bay fires", said Raiders President Marc Badain.

If you cannot keep windows and doors closed due to high temperatures, seek out cooling centers in your area.

While we look down south, the Raiders' old home, the L.A. Coliseum, is open Sunday because the current tenants, the Rams, are playing in Jacksonville on Sunday.

Student Affairs is reaching out to Stanford students from the counties affected by the wildfires to confirm their safety and to offer assistance.

"We are also seeing elevated levels in San Francisco and Redwood City", says Fasano. "It's not good for air quality". Fresno Unified has also canceled all outdoor activities.

Tim Fang is a digital producer for CBS San Francisco and a native of the Bay Area.

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