After wildfires blazed through California’s northern and central regions, parts of the state have been blanketed by ash-filled air and smoke. That’s putting the nation’s farmworkers, who are already battling triple-digit temperatures and the coronavirus, at risk, multiple farmworkers told CBS News. Liliana Ramos, a 28-year-old mother, said she wakes up every morning at 3:30 a.m. to prepare her lunch, take her 3-year-old son to daycare and travel about an hour to work in the Salinas Valley, more commonly known as the “salad bowl of the world.”About two weeks ago, when the smoke from the River Fire and the Carmel Fire was at its worst, “It looked like it was snowing here. Ashes were falling,” Ramos told CBS News in Spanish. “Working in those conditions is very difficult because your eyes burn and [when] you breathe, your throat hurts,” she said, adding that the smoke “was very strong, it was practically cloudy to the ground and everywhere it just smelled like smoke.”  Smoke can be seen above farmworkers in California. United Farm Workers The River Fire, which started on August 16, scorched 48,088 acres, and the Carmel Fire, which started two days later, scorched 6,905 acres, according to Cal Fire. They are


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