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When a wildfire burns, what happens to the air we breathe?

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With the Sand Fire, a lot of folks decided it was a good time to stay inside and avoid the bad air.

A blood red sun. Orange skies raining ash. Tweet after tweet referencing "Armageddon."

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Scott Kolanach

All over L.A., people reacted this weekend to the vast plumes of smoke wafting across town from the fire in Santa Clarita. 

And a lot of folks decided it was a good time to stay inside, and avoid the bad air.

Take Two talks with Jeff Pierce, professor of atmospheric science at Colorado State University, who's leading a three-year NASA-funded study on wildfires and their effect on skies and air quality.

To hear the full interview, click the blue play button above.

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