What’s the environmental impact of wildfires?

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The Getty Fire burns near the Getty Center along the 405 freeway north of Los Angeles, California, U.S. October 28, 2019. Photo credit: Gene Blevins/Reuters

The Getty Fire has burned more than 650 acres, and is only 5% contained as of this morning. The fires release black carbon, or soot, into the atmosphere, which has negative health effects. How does that air pollution differ from typical LA smog?