Wildfire Smoke Blanketing Valley Is Huge Health Hazard, So Stay Indoors [Video]


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Six major wildfires burning in Northern California are creating dangerous smoky conditions for Valley residents, who are urged to stay indoors as much as possible — even if it means the dog doesn’t get walked.

The six fires have already burned over 2,800 square miles — larger than the entire state of Delaware — and aren’t close to being contained, so the thick smoke layer will be with us for a few more days at least.

At this point, it doesn’t matter which way the wind blows in the Valley because we’re surrounded on all four sides by wildfires, said Jon Klassen, director of strategies and incentives for the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution.

Although the San Joaquin Valley has previously seen spikes in air pollution similar to what is being recorded now, the length of time combined with the severity of the bad air is unprecedented, he told reporters …