Detwiler Fire Near Yosemite Forces Evacuation of 5,000

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half burned real estate sign stands on the side of the road during the Detwiler Fire on July 19, 2017 in Mariposa, California. (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

The Detwiler Fire burning west of Yosemite National Park has forced the evacuation of about 5,000 people and burned over 70,000 acres since it started on Sunday. On Tuesday, Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency in Mariposa County. We talk about the fire and efforts to contain it with KQED Central Valley reporter Vanessa Rancano. We're also joined by "Megafire" author Michael Kodas, who looks at what firefighters and scientists are doing in California and nationwide to prevent and manage wildfires.

Michael Kodas,
deputy director, Center for Environmental Journalism at the University of Colorado Boulder
Vanessa Rancano, Central Valley reporter, The California Report