Specifics on the strike teams were not immediately available Monday evening.
By Monday afternoon, the fire had consumed more than 3,700 acres and was 20 percent contained. The blaze, which started Sunday night, has forced dozens of evacuations.
from this fire has been observed moving south along the Diablo Range
and may impact parts of Contra Costa, Alameda and Santa Clara counties.
The North Bay didn't seem to be as impacted by the blaze.
Bay Area residents in the smoky regions are advised to:
• Set air conditioning units and car vent systems to re-circulate
• If air smells of smoke, limit outdoor activities to avoid unnecessary exposure
• If you have asthma or other lung disease, make sure you follow your doctor's directions about taking your medicines and following your asthma management plan. Call your doctor if your symptoms worsen.
• If you have heart or lung disease, if you are an older adult, or if you have children, talk with your doctor about whether and when you should leave the area.
• Go to www.baaqmd.gov or www.sparetheair.org to check real-time air quality
Smoke can irritate the eyes and airways, causing coughing, a scratchy throat and irritated sinuses, according to the air quality district.
Elevated particulate matter in the air can trigger asthma attacks, in those who suffer from asthma. Elderly persons, children and individuals with respiratory illnesses are particularly susceptible