Fighting Fires with Science!
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 1120 , Segment 4
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- Jul 23, 2019 10:00 pm
- 15:06 mins
Guest: Albert Simeoni, Department Head of Fire Protection Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute The next month will be critical for wildfires in the West. Late spring rains gave grasses a big boost, which now become fuel in hot, dry, windy weather. California has already given power companies permission to shut off electricity when things get really hot and windy, hoping to avoid another massive burn like the Camp Fire last year. It was caused by aging power lines. While California braces to burn, Alaska has borne the brunt of the fire season so far.