Tuesday, October 23, 2007
San Diego airport workers wearing masks
Approaching San Diego this morning, I could see smoke from both sides of the plane. As we got closer to landing, the scope of the fires was shocking. It seemed like there was smoke as far as I could see.

Coming off the plane, I noticed the workers at the airport all had on masks, which is something I really haven't seen at an airport, other than the few weeks after Katrina at the New Orleans airport.

When I finally made my way outside, I could smell it: the distinct smell of burning. The city of San Diego seems to be engulfed in a haze.

As a booker for 360, I'm setting out today to find officials and residents with compelling stories to tell about how they've been affected by the fire and flames. If you know of anyone, please e-mail us.

-- By Kay Jones, "360" Editorial Producer
Posted By CNN: 1:31 PM ET
  1 Comments
I live about 20 miles from the nearest fire, thank God. However, my lawn furniture is covered with black soot and the sky is grayish brown near the horizon in every direction. I have alot of allergies and was getting a headache in addition to the sneezing, so I am now wearing a mask indoors. My heart goes out to the people and also the animals who have lost their homes. There will be long term health and economic issues that will result from this tragedy for a long time to come.
Posted By Barbara in Culver City, CA : 2:13 PM ET
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