The County Fire began on Saturday evening in Yolo County. It spreaded into Napa and Lake counties. More than 1,200 firefighters are on the scene. By Monday morning, the fire had burned at least 44,500 acres. Mandatory evacuation orders were in place. The powerful winds fanning the flames are also steering significant quantities of smoke into the Bay Area. Smoke from the Yolo County fire was contributing to poor air quality in Napa, Sonoma, San Mateo and San Francisco counties. Moderate levels of the air pollution were recorded at this time but this is not good for public health. Temperatures could reach 100 degrees Fahrenheit on the west side of Los Angeles.
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The National Weather Service Los Angeles office is already announcing a “very dangerous heat wave with elevated to potentially critical fire weather conditions.” Anyone with heart or lung disease, older adults and people with children are urged to talk with their doctor about whether to leave the area. No injuries were reported and the exact number of people evacuated was unclear.