11 Oct '17, 8pm

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On Sunday night, as midnight approached, the flatlands of San Francisco started to smell like an enormous bonfire. My neighbors and I speculated as to the cause. Who could possibly have a backyard big enough to make so much smoke? Was a building nearby on fire? By Monday, we all knew the answer: The hills of Sonoma, Napa, and Santa Rosa, north of the city, were in flames. By Tuesday morning, San Francisco and Oakland smelled like the inside of a smokers' lounge, and the haze looked like Los Angeles at the height of the smog era. The wind was blowing from east to west as fast as 60 mph , carrying hot, dry air instead of the moist, heavy air over the ocean. Social media, normally heavy with political outrage and cat memes, was now full of people to the north declaring themselves safe (“Have been serving up pie and kindness at work all day under a sky of smoke and ash,” wrote...

Full article: http://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/california-flames-again

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