California Fires Leave 31 Dead, a Vast Landscape Charred, and a Sky Full of Soot

October 12, 2017

New York Times: Some of the worst wildfires ever to tear through California have killed 31 people and torched a vast area of the state’s north this week, but the reach of the blazes is spreading dramatically further by the day, as thick plumes of smoke blow through population centers across the Bay Area. Dr. John Balmes, an expert on the respiratory effects of air pollutants at the University of California, Berkeley, is quoted.

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