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Air quality alert in San Francisco by wildfire smoke

Raw video shows smoke, ash of the fire in Lake and Yolo counties enter the San Francisco Bay Area.

A wildfire burning in the countryside of Northern California sent a stream of smoke over 70 miles to the south in the San Francisco Bay Area on Sunday, transforming the sky into a dark hazy mix of orange.

The County Fire in Yolo and Lake Counties is burned at least 50 square miles northwest of San Francisco, and is just 2 percent contained, according to the California Department of Forestry and fire protection. No injuries reported so far, but the flame was fanned by the warm air and the dry wind is threatening more than 100 structures.

The smoke from the fire drifted south by Sunday, which contribute to poor indoor air quality in the Bay Area, to San Francisco Ministry of Emergency situations. The agency said there was a “yellow” air quality alert because of the fires.

A high-resolution look at the #CountyFire smoke plume flows SW on the top of the marine stratus layer. Taken by MODIS this afternoon #cawx pic.twitter.com/eBkt7M9LZ0

— NWS Sacramento (@NWSSacramento) July 1, 2018

“People with heart/lung disease, the elderly and children should consider reducing prolonged or heavy exertion,” the agency said.

EVACUATIONS ORDERED AS WINDS FUEL NORTHERN CALIFORNIA FIRES

The orange haze of fog and smoke above the city attracted many to share photos on social media of the ominous air.

San Francisco sky is a bizarre moment. Rayleigh-scattering, through this cloud, the depletion of the blues and leaves us with a sepia sky. pic.twitter.com/weUDCkulsN

— Rick Zuzow (@RickZuzow) July 1, 2018

San Francisco Sky today. No filter. ? pic.twitter.com/0nfhFtq1yX

— Alex Shyba (@alexshyba) July 1, 2018

San Francisco sky is a bizarre moment. Rayleigh-scattering, through this cloud, the depletion of the blues and leaves us with a sepia sky. pic.twitter.com/weUDCkulsN

— Rick Zuzow (@RickZuzow) July 1, 2018

Ash from the fire still was reported by the famous Golden Gate Bridge.

In Alameda looking in the direction of San Francisco. Normally you can see the city. That is smoking. Ash falling on everything. pic.twitter.com/MMzaznuekJ

— Jill Tucker (@jilltucker) July 1, 2018

On the other side of the Golden Gate Bridge in Marin County, some of the customers coughed as she stopped for gas at the Shell station in Sausalito, employee, Sergio Garcia told the Associated Press.

“The sky is very dark, even in the middle of the day,” he said. “It’s a little scary.”

A post shared by Elodie Steffen (@elodiejca) on Jul 2, 2018 at 5:35am PDT

Officials of the people not to call 911 about the smoke unless they see the active burning fire.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Travis Fedschun is a reporter for FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @travfed

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