Smoke from wildfires in Oregon and far North California brought the smell of smoke to the East Bay Tuesday, with AQI readings topping 150, a level unhealthy for the general public.
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Unofficial sensors in many places in Oakland registered AQIs above 100 Wednesday.
Fire crews worked Wednesday evening to put out flames in a pile of scrap metal near the Port of Oakland.
West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project says the port hasn’t gone far enough to prevent more air pollution.
Wood burning is outlawed on Spare the Air days, but data shows that enforcement is rare.