As USGS Fire Scientist Jon Keeley has already figured out: where fires have happened before they will happen again. That’s what was witnessed in Ventura. We’ve got the fire maps for our hills that prove it also. State building and fire codes can’t keep up with the losses–there is lag time between the disaster and new codes. The science shows that where the houses are built is more important than how they are constructed. Build homes in a Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zone–they will eventually burn–that’s why that designation exists, fire has a history there already. (Photo of Canyon 2 Fire in 2017)
Read the article in the LAist.