Humans are directly responsible for around 90% of the state’s wildfires, according to a new study published in the International Journal of Wildland Fire.
Welcome to the California dichotomy. On the one hand, there’s a massive push to build new housing to accommodate population growth and quell the affordable housing crisis. On the other, there’s the increased threat of wildfire.
The “Fire Ready Formula” also calls for elevating wildfires to the “same category of global humanitarian response as major earthquakes and floods.” It recommends stronger international safety standards for firefighters as well.
The official death toll from the 2018 fires is 106. But a new study says the fires contributed to the deaths of 3,652 people.
Another roller coaster ride.
The City of Calistoga in Napa Valley was evacuated this week as two major wildfires ripped through California’s wine country.
Senior citizens are disproportionately represented in fire-prone areas.
At least twenty-four people are dead and many others missing as wildfires continue to ravage California.
Hundreds of wildfires have now burned over 1.5 million acres of land in Northern California. That’s equivalent to the entire state of Rhode Island.