What Can We Learn From the Rim Fire?

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The Rim Fire that's been raging near Yosemite National Park since August 17 is still weeks away from containment. The blaze has already destroyed nearly 200,000 acres -- tens of thousands of which are within the national park -- making it the 6th worst fire in California history. Firefighters have been using drones and backfire operations to control the inferno. We'll take a look at modern firefighting and prevention strategies, and discuss what can be done to avoid similar disasters.

Guests:

Daniel Berlant, spokesperson for Cal Fire

Scott Stephens, professor of fire science at the College of Natural Resources at UC Berkeley

Hugh Safford, regional ecologist for the U.S. Forest Service

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