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Fireground tactics is our theme for August. What issues and challenges has your department faced in understanding the latest fire behavior research? Send your comments in an email so that we can share them in a later story. - Bill Carey, Online News Manager
A wind-whipped wildfire roared through a Northern California town still recovering from a devastating blaze nearly a year ago, destroying more than 100 homes and forcing thousands of people to flee, authorities said Monday.
Several factors have come together at this point in our nation’s history to produce the current condition of the fuel bed. It has taken more than a century to accumulate the level of fuels we now see in the wildland, and adding to that dangerous mixture our society has built homes and critical supporting infrastructure in and around this fuel, making numerous values at risk
As society evolves because of advances in technology, changing priorities, and a supply and demand of specific skill sets, a natural evolution of circumstances occurs. What was essential and valued in one generation can easily become less essential, devalued, or extinct in the next.
Firefighters are prevented from entering a house due to roof collapse in other parts of the structure in Lower Lake, Calif., Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016. (Kent Porter/The Press Democrat via AP) See More Galleries