When Wildfire Strikes, How Should Residents Escape?

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A Cal Fire firefighter monitors a burning home as the Camp Fire moves through the area on November 8, 2018 in Paradise, California. (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Just 22 percent of California communities vulnerable to wildfires have comprehensive, publicly available evacuation plans. That's according to a recent analysis by the USA Today Network-California, a collaboration of newsrooms around the state. We'll talk about new research into effective evacuation systems and what emergency management officials have learned about safe escape in the aftermath of the state's devastating wildfires. And we want to hear from you: Have you ever evacuated from your home? What was your experience?

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Jeremy Siegel, reporter, KQED News

Stephanie O'Neill, reporter, Kaiser Health News