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National Fire Prevention Week - October 3 - 9, 2021

bulldozer on wildfire's burning front line

National Fire Prevention Week is set in October to remember the Great Chicago fire of 1871, an urban fire that burned 2,000 acres. Due to global warming, California is regularly experiencing wildfires that threaten human lives and property. Each year since 2017 more than 10 million acres of California have burned in wildfires involving the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI). The Wildland Urban Interface is, "the area where houses and wildland vegetation directly intermingle."

From Bay Nature magazine, "Why Are There So Many Fires, and Other Common California Wildfire Questions"

Read this Sept 2021 article in "Bay Nature" on California wildlfires. This photo shows 2020 wildlfire smoke over California.

click for an article from Bay Nature Magazine on California wildfires

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