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Wildfire Smoke From California Blows Over Lower Bucks County


The haze in the Monday afternoon air over Lower Bucks County.
Credit: Tom Sofield/NewtownPANow.com

The slight haze that sat over Lower Bucks County Monday evening was made up of smoke from the California wildfires.

Meteorologist Gary Szatkowski noted the situation on Twitter and displayed a map showing smoke that had traveled east.

The large wildfires in California have brought death and destruction to the state. As of Monday morning, the large Camp Fire had claimed 77 lives and scorched more than 150,000 acres.

Smoke from the Camp Fire and others in the state have cause hazardous air quality recently. While the smoke has spread east, forecasters from the National Weather Service have not issued any warnings about air quality.


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Tom Sofield

Tom Sofield

Tom Sofield has covered news in Bucks County for five years for both newspaper and online publications. In 2012, Tom was honored at the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association Foundation's Keystone Press Awards for his coverage of President Obama's visit to Falls Township in 2011. When he's not covering news in the area, Tom enjoys checking out the newest restaurants and bars, exploring forgotten places of industry in the area, going to local parks and spending time with his friends and family. If there's one thing you should know about Tom, he is a local news junkie through and through. Email: tom@newtownpanow.com Phone: 215-431-1001