Fighting Wildfires During a Pandemic

28 min
at 9:30 AM
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Concern is growing over how the coronavirus pandemic might affect the upcoming wildfire season, especially since Northern California has only gotten about half the average rainfall this year. Officials are rushing to develop plans for how federal and state agencies can fight fires within the framework of social distancing guidelines.  We’ll hear what will change in response to the pandemic and how communities will have to step up.

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Guests:

Danielle Venton, reporter, KQED Science

Jim Whittington, incident services and crisis communications

Mike Mohler, deputy director, CALFIRE

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