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La Verne firefighters pay their respects to Fire Captain Tedmund Hall as the Los Angeles County fire department motorcade passes under Wheeler Bridge over the 210 Freeway on Sept. 4. Captain Tedmund Hall and Firefighter Specialist Arnaldo Quinones died trying to find a safe exit from Firefighting Camp 16 during the Station Fire. There will be a formal memorial service at 10 a.m. Saturday at Dodger Stadium. / photo by Rafael Anguiano

Fires affect health

As the devastating fires of the past two weeks die down, many local residents are still feeling the health effects of being exposed to smoke and soot. But just what are the short and long-term health affects of the SoCal fire season?

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Gayle Fey and Gary Wilson share a moment as they stand outside the evacuation center in San Bernardino. The couple live in Rim Forest, a small town on the outskirts of Lake Arrowhead in the San Bernardino Mountains. Fey and Wilson have been evacuated since Tuesday, and have been staying in the shelter located in the Orange Show Pavilion. Fey and Wilson are two of many away from their homes. / photo by Leah Heagy

Wildfires scorch Southland

Receiving fearful phone calls from a younger sister trapped on a San Diego college campus, a brother risking his life to fight the uncontrollable fires. Finding out a volunteer evacuation has been assigned for her own neighborhood – all while she was over an hour away from her closest family members.

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