Wildfires and Public Health

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Nobody had to see the flames this weekend to know there were devastating fires in LA, Orange and Santa Barbara Counties. Smoke and ashes spread almost everywhere, from brush, trees and more than 1000 homes. We hear about the fires themselves and the consequences to public health. Also, California Attorney General Jerry Brown urges the State Supreme Court to take up six cases involving Prop 8 and decide them right away.


Banner image: A firefighter sprays water on a home as most of the homes in the Oakridge mobile home park, which reportedly has 600-800 homes, burn in the Sylmar Fire on November 15, 2008 in Sylmar, California. Photo: David McNew/Getty Images

Credits

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Karen Radziner, Sonya Geis