California Wine Country Fires Have Made the Air More Toxic than Beijing's

December 10, 2017

published: 2017-10-13 23:57:37The smell of fire hangs in the air in San Francisco. Despite being located more than an hour’s drive from the epicenter of what is being called one of the worst firestorms in state history, the breeze here blows heavy with soot. Office workers wearing face masks crowd the streets. The area’s homeless — who have no choice but to be outside — break out regularly into spates of coughing. And it’s showing no signs of clearing.