How Land Use Is Affecting Northern California Wildfires

Published: Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 4:47pm
Updated: Friday, October 13, 2017 - 9:14am

At least 23 people have died and 3,500 structures have burned in the wildfires sweeping across Northern California; an estimated 170,000 acres have burned so far and authorities have ordered evacuations in a number of towns.

To get a sense of the scope of what’s happening there, I’m joined by Don Falk. He's a professor in the School of Natural Resources and the Environment at the University of Arizona, and studies fire history and ecology.

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