Sacramento is facing one of the worst fires of the season. So much so that the unbearable heat it making it impossible for firefighters to fight with it and win.
The temperaturesÂ are soaring past 100 degrees and raise the risk of new or expanded fires across much of California. Thats not good news.
Given the raging fires, it is no surprise that most of the state is covered by a red flag warning, which means conditions are right for explosive fire growth.
All this when its not even yet the regular fire starter season. California fire season usually begins in August. [Call that Global Warming if you will].
Another effect the fires are having is the smoky conditions. Ozone levels are expected to increase along with the temperature, Sac Metro Air Quality Management District has issued the Spare The Air advisory. No surprisesÂ there.
The worst air can be found in the foothills in communities like Auburn and Colfax, where fire related particulates are floating in air. The experts say if you smell or see smoke you should get indoors. Particulate matter from smoke is unhealthy to breathe.