In this episode, we take a deeper look at California’s fire outlook in 2021 and moving forward.
Over the past few years, massive wildfires tore across parts of California, wiping out homes, businesses, and entire towns and communities. Our fire season keeps getting longer and longer, meaning firefighters, communities, and the vegetation have less time to recover.
In 2020, wildfires burned 4.2 million acres in in the state – a record. And in 2021, weather models indicate that the greatest fire risk will come earlier than usual.
My guest is Lynne Tolmachoff… supervising deputy state fire Marshall… for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection - or CalFire.
For more information on how you can prepare for wildfire, including a helpful checklist, go to ReadyForWildfire.org.