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California Burning Podcast: The Science of Fire Behavior

The Camp Fire was the most destructive fire in California’s history. 19,000 homes were destroyed and at least 85 people were killed. But with so many fuel-laden forests, the question becomes not why this happened, but why we haven’t seen more disasters of this scale? Matt Fidler, the creator of the podcast and radio series “California Burning” has the story. To listen to the full-length version of this story visit californiaburning.net (Image: A firefighter uses a drip torch to ignite a…


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'Halloween Do-Over' Brings Joy to Healdsburg After Fire

by Matt Villano When it became clear that Healdsburg was downgrading its evacuation status on Halloween, two local women figured most people would miss out on the typical trick-or-treat experience. The women, Elena Halvorsen and Mandy Carpenter, both have kids in the local public school, and both…


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