Wine Country fire smoke sickening people nearly 100 miles away

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SFGate—A series of deadly California wildfires have burned through some 170,000 acres statewide, but heavy smoke from the disaster zones drifted farther still as pesky particles of dust, ash and soot entered the lungs of residents nearly 100 miles away. For the Bay Area especially, air quality has reached historically poor levels as the unhealthy atmosphere has already sickened residents, prompted medical calls to local schools and prompted the wearing of protective masks. In San...

Wildfires smoke sickening people nearly 100 miles away. On Thursday afternoon, the Air Quality Index dropped to "Unhealthy For Sensitive Groups" in San Jose, Santa Cruz, Watsonville, Morgan Hill, Gilroy, and Hollister.

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