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Northern California wildfires have dominated the news since last week. Here's a quick breakdown of what has been burning, with updates as of Thursday.
When an engine from Berkeley was dispatched to Santa Rosa on Monday, it had no idea what to expect.
We are nervous. We know what is happening in the North Bay will happen here and yet there is only so much we can do to protect ourselves from these fires.
This notice was posted Thursday on the school website, and appears here in full.
Among events happening in Berkeley this weekend are opportunities to support North Bay fire relief efforts. Note: Sunday Streets has been cancelled due to poor air quality.
Many locals are trying to stay indoors, or wearing masks if they venture out, due to the dense haze that has descended over the city.
Berkeley schools are slated to be open Thursday, though the district is taking precautions in connection with outdoor activities, BUSD says.
"It's literally raining ash here in West Berkeley," wrote Nima Mohseni on Twitter at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday.
The Bay Area has mobilized as numerous wildfires tear through wine country, and Berkeley first responders have been among those to help.
A group of Berkeley firefighters are among those assisting with the rescue and cleanup efforts post-Hurricane Irma.
With several heat warnings in effect over the next few days into Labor Day weekend, Berkeley is preparing for temperatures into the upper 90s, the city announced Thursday.