A drone's eye view of the thick wildfire smoke in San Francisco

My pal Shalaco (previously) shot this bleak video of the smoke in San Francisco using his drone.

He writes:

...A look at SF’s skyline. San Francisco’s Air Quality seems to be getting worse, current AQI is 239, purple, very unhealthy. The city skyline is obscured by smoke and Northern California’s air is rated worst in the world as a result of smoke from the Camp fire.

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Currently in SF... A look at SF’s skyline. San Francisco’s Air Quality seems to be getting worse, current AQI is 239, purple, very unhealthy. The city skyline is obscured by smoke and Northern California’s air is rated worst in the world as a result of smoke from the Camp fire. #california #californiafires #campfire🔥 #campfire

A post shared by Shalaco Rhymes W/ Calico (@shalaco) on Nov 16, 2018 at 6:17pm PST

If you live in an affected area, wear an N-95 mask, no joke. Read the rest

Masks designed to filter smoke will filter smoke, beards will not

With all the smoke in California's air, ABC7 decided to answer the eternal question: will a mask designed to filter smoke and other particulates actually filter smoke and other particulates?

Public health officials say yes. Just make sure you get an N95, P95 or R95 mask.

Bearded people and young children need not bother.

The Bay Area Quality Management District advises that masks aren't suitable for men with beards or young children.

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Smoke break: break dancing with smoke grenades

Cinematographer Ali Kubba captured this cool footage of break dancers with smoke grenades. Read the rest

WATCH: freaky smoke vortex sightings continue

Around the globe, smoke vortex sightings are becoming more and more frequently caught on video. Theories abound about these strange phenomena. Read the rest