An estimated 1 in 3 houses in the country is now situated in these wildfire-prone landscapes, and now half the population in the West live there, said Kimiko Barrett, a wildfire policy expert at Headwaters Economics.
Smoke from the S Sierra fires is over NW Santa Barbara Co and SLO Co tonight, and upper level winds will shift more northerly, bringing smoke back to VTA and LA Co by Sun am.
Authorities in CA report that the massive Dixie Fire is now past the 90% containment threshold & should be fully contained by the end of Sept. Since sparking on July 13, the fire grew to 960,000+ acres, making it the single-largest ‘non-complex’ wildfire in CA state history.
What people are saying?
JASS GILL Hats off to these brave and hard working crews but we need to have a fresh look on the measures we adopt to reduce their burden of these fires that are causing irreparable damage to our environment and ecology.
JAC Thank you to all the men and women on the front lines walking point and all the personnel providing support to air and ground ff resources.
LeClerc I thought all the california forest fires was because of global warming like the Democrats say here, but every time it ends up being arsonists ain’t that strange.