Separating fact from hype as California begins a new fire season

OROVILLE, Calif. — It’s that time of year, when smoke billows over the backcountry, rural homeowners flee flames and firefighting agencies warn that California is in for another brutal wildfire season. During the state’s long drought, firefighters repeatedly said withered landscapes portended plenty of big burns. Now, after a drought-busting winter, they are predicting a bad…

One Response to Separating fact from hype as California begins a new fire season

  1. William Hicks July 12, 2017 at 6:39 am

    Just to add to the conversation, too frequently spaced fires in a given area kills off native plants and all that returns, frequently, are exotic non-native plants that are quite invasive.

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