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California Fires Rage On, Putting Many at Risk

The Kincade fire, threatening 90,000 California structures, has spread to 75,415 acres and is 15% contained, as of Tuesday, October 29th. According to reports, 124 structures have been destroyed, 57 of which are homes. Another 23 structures have been damaged, 15 of which are homes. More than 180,000 residents were under evacuation orders over the weekend, while more than 3,000 firefighters braved the blaze.  Along with the threat of losing their homes and belongings, California residents affected by the fire also face the threat of health issues. Besides the fire itself, smoke proposes the main threat to the health of residents, firefighters and rescue workers. Smoke particles are able to deeply penetrate the lungs and increase the risk of respiratory diseases and asthma, as well as heart problems.  Read more.....

 

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