Western wildfires: Blanketed in fire and smoke

"This is like living through an apocalypse," said Sarah Trubnick from San Francisco. Wildfires in California, Washington and Oregon have decimated the west and created hazardous health conditions for millions. 

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A firefighting helicopter drops water on the Bobcat Fire in Santa Anita Canyon in Arcadia, Calif., Sept. 13, 2020.
Firefighters look to make sure embers don't cross their line of containment during a controlled burn in Big Bend, Calif. on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020.
A forest burned by the West Zone Fire, part of the North Complex Fire, near Berry Creek, Calif., on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020.
George Coble walks through his property destroyed by a wildfire Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in Mill City, Ore.
Shayanne Summers holds her dog Toph while wrapped in a blanket after several days of staying in a tent at an evacuation center at the Milwaukie-Portland Elks Lodge, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Oak Grove, Ore. "It's nice enough here you could almost think of this as camping and forget everything else, almost," said Summers about staying at the center after evacuating from near Molalla, Oregon which was threatened by the Riverside Fire.
Fire retardant blankets mailboxes in the aftermath of the Almeda Fire in Talent, Ore., on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020.
A postal worker delivers mail along a road that was burned by a wildfire near Interstate 5 in Talent, Ore., Sept. 13, 2020.
Boats are partially obscured by smoke from a wildfire at a marina on Detroit Lake burned by the Beachie Creek Fire, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in Detroit, Ore.
Thick smoke from multiple forest fires shrouds iconic El Capitan, right, and the granite walls of Yosemite Valley on Saturday, September 12, 2020 in Yosemite National Park, California.
A deer grazes in Cook's Meadow as thick smoke shrouds the iconic landmarks of Yosemite Valley on Saturday, September 12, 2020 in Yosemite National Park, California.
A firefighter shoots an incendiary device during a back burn to help control the Dolan Fire at Limekiln State Park in Big Sur, Calif,. Friday, Sept. 11, 2020.
Local residents ride in the back of a truck on their way to help cut a fire line to protect parts of the area from the Riverside Fire, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, near Molalla, Ore.
Firefighters light backfires at the Bobcat Fire at Santa Anita Canyon in Arcadia, Calif., Sunday, Sept., 13, 2020.
The Oak Park Motel was destroyed by the flames of the Beachie Creek Fire east of Salem, Ore., Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020.
Charred property in Talent, Ore., Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, next to Interstate 5, burned from the Almeda Fire that swept through the area earlier.
Michael Porter, a member of the Nevada Task Force Urban Search and Rescue team, takes a break with Dexter, a dog trained to find human remains, in Talent, Oregon, on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2020.