On the fourth episode of California Burning we focus on fire where the urban and wild spaces meet. We talk to people who have experienced some of the most destructive fires in California’s history from the Thomas Fire that caused lethal debris flows in Santa Barbara, the Tubbs Fire that ravaged neighborhoods Santa Rosa, and the Camp Fire which destroyed over 19,000 homes in the town of Paradise.
We also join up with a forest thinning operation in Magalia that slowed down the Camp Fire - and made it possible for firefighters to save much of the town and protect the area’s water supply from fire contamination.
KRCB in Santa Rosa: https://norcalpublicmedia.org
California Fire Safe Councils: https://cafiresafecouncil.org/resources/fire-safe-councils/
My Sierra Woods: https://www.mysierrawoods.org
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