In California, extreme winds of up to 60 miles per hour caused new fires to erupt across the southern part of the state Wednesday. In Ventura County north of Los Angeles, the so-called Easy Fire came nearly to the doorstep of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library as hundreds of firefighters worked to control the blazes. This is Simi Valley resident David Pollack, one of 30,000 residents of the region forced to evacuate the climate change-fueled fires.
David Pollack: “As long as we get up, get out of here, get the car moving, everything else can be replaced, in theory. So, you know, breathing at the end of the day is better than not breathing at the end of the day.”