I was out in the San Fernando Valley yesterday and the air quality was really horrible. It's bad enough for humans, but I imagine people's pets and smaller wildlife will be suffering from the smoke as well. Another side effect of the fire that most folks rarely think about.
I live about 30 miles west of the fire and about 8 miles from the ocean. We've had ash on our cars for days and I have developed a wet cough that reminds me of what used to happen when I smoked, even though I have avoided heavy exercise outdoors. I hope I don't develop some health problems from this sometime down the line. That arsonist should be held accountable for any smoke related health problems and deaths, too.