Claire Schlotterbeck, Hills For Everyone Executive Director attended the Orange County Coastkeeper’s fire workshop at Cal State Fullerton. She relayed what she has done to protect her own home from wildfire embers. Read the Daily Titan article.
Our wildfire study confirms what is reported here, that humans cause most fires. And, vegetation thinning doesn’t solve the problem. Additionally, “[y]ou realize, it was embers that started some of the homes on fire, and then the homes themselves generated … Read More
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 … Read More
This news released at the Orange County Fire Authority Board meeting on the response to the Canyon 2 Fire is disturbing. Lives are at risk at the wildland-urban interface and our fire agency doesn’t follow protocol? The same thing occurred … Read More
Guess what? Those very high fire hazard severity zones (you know, the places most likely to burn) are where the fastest residential development is occurring in Southern California. And, interestingly–according to this new study–people in those zones are most likely … Read More