Dixie Fire: SPECIAL COVERAGE (9/2)
The Dixie Fire has been burning for nearly two months, and it continues to prompt evacuation orders for communities in its path.
As of Wednesday morning, the Dixie Fire is threatening nearly 13,000 structures. Smoke from the fire and others burning in the North State has also caused hazardous air quality, putting residents at risk of respiratory illness, including COVID-19.
More dry and warm weather is forecast through Labor Day weekend, but incident meteorologist Derek Williams said Wednesday there is a slight possibility of some relief next week.
In this half-hour, we explore poor air quality caused by wildfires with Vicki Gonzalez, host of Cap Radio's Insight and Pulmonary and Critical Care Physician Dr. Vanessa Walker.
Also, NSPR's Andre Byik explores what PG&E is saying about its equipment's possible role in starting the fire. Plus, the host of Blue Dot, Dave Schlom speaks with Chad Hanson, the Director and Principal Ecologist for The John Muir Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to federal public forestlands.
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