August 3, 2021:

The fires are apocalyptic.

Smoke, toxins, asbestos, fiberglass. AQI off the scale.

A patriotic ER nurse wants to argue Northern over Southern California. "What about the smog?!," she sing-songs, outraged.

Look out your fucking window, is my first thought. Besides, that was an artifact of the Kaiser Steel plant in Fontana. For 30 years the air in SoCal has been far safer than here.