There's no escaping the smoke of late. As August rolled into September, smoke from wildfires hung heavy in the valleys of the region, driving air quality numbers into the unhealthy range.
The problem with smoke is that such small particles--2.5 microns and smaller--is that the lungs don't easily expel them.
Dr. Berta Baldovino from Providence Health knows the lungs and their irritants.
She visits with details of smoke effects, and we visit with fire information officers for updates on how the firefights are going.