Why the Camp Fire in California is so Destructive and Deadly
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 946 , Segment 1
Episode: California Fires, Nuclear Energy, Secure Design, American Math
- Nov 19, 2018 10:00 pm
- 16:43 mins
Guest: Christopher Dicus, Professor of Wildland Fire & Fuels Management, California Polytechnic State University, President of the Association for Fire Ecology The Camp Fire in Northern California is already the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in state history, and it continues to burn. At least 77 people are confirmed dead and hundreds more are missing. Many of them are from the city of Paradise, which was entirely destroyed when the fire quickly overwhelmed it a week and a half ago. Why was this fire so fast moving and fatal?