The latest updates on the Saddleridge Fire burning in the Sylmar area. Plus, Governor Newsom's response to PG&E's preemptive power shutoffs. And, the Air Quality Management District talks about the health effects of breathing the air when a wildfire is burning.
Saddleridge Fire Update
A fire erupted on Thursday night in the Sylmar area, northwest of downtown L.A. We get the latest updates.
- Sharon McNary, KPCC reporter
State of Affairs
Governor Newsom has been anticipating the wildfires that have ignited all over California this week and has taken steps to try and mitigate their effects. We talk about his role and actions during this time and the aftermath of the power shutoffs that were done in an effort to keep fires at bay during high winds.
- Carla Marinucci, Politico's California Playbook
- Zachary Courser, Claremont McKenna College
Air Quality in Fire Areas
If you live in an area affected by the wildfires, you already know: it's difficult to breathe. But just how bad is it? We find out how fires are affecting air quality in the areas that are burning and when health officials recommend you start wearing an N95 mask.
- Jo Kay Ghosh, health effects officer for the Air Quality Management District