Wildfires Are Raging In California – Here’s What You Need To Know About Traveling There

Wildfires are currently sweeping across Northern California, causing the evacuation of residents and visitors. If you’re planning on traveling to the Golden State anytime soon, there are some key things you should be aware of.

The fire has burned a total of 44,500 acres so far, but is still spreading. Officials are warning that the blaze is only 3 percent contained. Mandatory evacuations were initiated on Sunday, July 1 across Yolo County, just north of Sacramento.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

Besides being aware of the evacuation area, travelers should also know that air quality concerns are currently an issue. Napa, Sonoma, and San Mateo counties are receiving a lot of smoke carried on the wind, which could affect residents and travelers with respiratory issues.

Furthermore, smoke and fog are mixing in San Fransisco with some pretty eerie results. The air above the city has been turning an opaque yellow hue, causing severe visibility limitations and making driving across the Golden Gate Bridge a dangerous undertaking.

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