Earthwindmap showing an incredible 1,764 PM 2.5 particles an invisible killer coming from the Thomas fire.
With almost 100,000 people displaced untold devastation to wildlife, almost 1,000 structures destroyed and nearly 200,000 acres burnt to a cinder Governer Jerry Brown has claimed that the wildfires are the new norm.
Brown claimed climate change may exacerbate the weather conditions that caused the wildfires to explode.
PM 2.5 is a particulate matter about 30 times finer than a human hair.
25 million southern Californian citizens are now breathing in these tiny particles which cause heart attacks strokes lung cancer and respiratory diseases.
According to scientists the safe level of PM 2.5 is 50, yesterday a reading of PM2.5 on the Earthwindmap showed an incredible 1,764 coming from the Thomas fire, see picture above.
In many ways, the smoke is just as dangerous as the fires and can cause breathing and heart problems to the vulnerable.
The particles are invisible, even in smoke-free areas the tiny particles of PM 2.5 are small enough to get into the bloodstream.
Not only can they cause trouble for people with lung problems like asthma or emphysema, they can also trigger heart attacks in people who are susceptible.
Staying indoors has been advised by health officials.
According to the LA Times ques of people are gathering outside shopping malls waiting to buy masks.