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The Smoke In Redding, Calif., Is So Thick You Can't See The Sun Most Days

Prolonged smoke across the West Coast will affect hundreds of thousands of people living in and around fire-prone areas. Scientists are warning of a lengthening — and worsening — smoke season.
Firefighters deal with heavy smoke as they try to contain flames from the Carr fire as it spreads towards the town of Douglas City near Redding, Calif. Source: Mark Ralston

Across California and the West, where dozens of large wildfires are burning, public health agencies are urging people to seal off their windows and doors, change filters in air conditioning units and in some places wear masks if they have to go outside for any extended period.

Just as the wildfire season is getting longer and more destructive in the West due to climate change and

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