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Fresno doctor warns about smoke from California wildfires

Smoke from wildfires burning throughout the state is now causing a “perfect storm” of problems as pollutants push their way into the central San Joaquin Valley, said one Fresno lung doctor on Thursday.

“We couldn’t ask for worse,” said pulmonologist and associate professor Dr. Vipul Jain, medical director of the chronic lung disease program through Community Regional Medical Center and UCSF Fresno.

Coastal air that normally helps sweep pollution from the bowl-shaped central San Joaquin Valley, which tends to lock in pollution leading to…


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