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Smoke from California wildfires spreading to New York City

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August 10, 2018 23:40


The smoke from the California has reached New York City -- 3,000 miles away.

A map from the National Weather Service shows the smoke spreading across the country.

Thankfully for those on the East Coast, the smoke is more than a mile above the surface, so nobody can see or smell it. But it's rare that smoke makes its way across the country.

Beginning on July 27, the Mendocino Complex fires are currently burning in Mendocino, Lake and Colusa counties and have so far scorched over 300,000 acres of land and destroyed over 100 homes.

The Carr fire has killed seven people and destroyed at least 1,077 homes. Burning through almost 177,450 acres, it was 48% contained on Thursday.

So far California wineries have emerged unscathed from the fires with no reports of vineyards lost, though a number are testing their vines for smoke taint.

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