Ah, that California weather — hot, smoke-filled, ozone laden

Wednesday was about as bad it gets in northern California — smoky and searing hot. The mercury reached 107 degrees in Sacramento and 113 degrees in Placerville. The worst smoke readings were in Roseville and Folsom — very unhealthy. And ozone reached unhealthy levels, too.

People everywhere were adjusting: working and shopping for fans earlier in the day, staying inside to play, canceling outdoor events and taking precautions at job sites.

Here's a look at how people — highway construction crews, farm laborers, shoppers, students and firefighters, were coping.

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