Much of San Antonio and Bexar County are under the smoke cover from wildfires north of us. The smoke density over our area ranges from 25% to 100%. The lowest density of the smoke cover extends along I-10 from Houston to past Ozona.
At the time of this writing, the closest wildfires are on the north side of Canyon Lake, including one at Canyon Park. There is also a fire near Shady Hollow, a couple of fires just east of Marble Falls, a half dozen fires south of Barton Springs, and another fire at the Mansfield Dam Recreation Park at Lake Travis. There are more fires near Pflugerville and east of Round Rock. The worst of the fires are just east of Bastrop and to the east of Lockhart. There is also a fire west of Telegraph.
You can keep an eye on these fires at the WeatherUnderground.
The National Weather Service has issued an Air Quality alert for Bexar County due to smoke from the Bastop fires as well as the fire in Leon Springs and those in the Tyler-Longview area.
There have been a few wildfires in Bexar County over the last few days and every day that goes by without rain increases our already high chances of these fires popping up. So let’s be careful out there. If you smoke, don’t flick lit cigarettes or cigars into grassy areas. Don’t park your hot vehicle in grassy areas.