The last few fire seasons were hard on everybody who got caught in the smoke. And that was nearly everybody in our region, at some point in the summer.
The impact is that much greater on people who already had breathing issues like COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder.
Reporter Robin Epley at the Chico Enterprise-Record researched the issue for a podcast series called "Inhaled."
Robin Epley joins us for a debrief on what she found.