Deadly fires across California over the past several years have shown how wildfire has become a serious public health and safety issue. Health effects from fires close to or in populated areas range from smoke exposure to drinking water contaminated by chemicals like benzene to limited options for the medically vulnerable. These kinds of threats are becoming major, statewide concerns.
- Wired: The quiet, intentional fires of Northern California
- San Diego Union Tribune: As Santa Ana winds touch down this fall, wildfire season may begin to shift to winter in San Diego
- Public Policy Institute of California: Blog: New laws help prepare communities for wildfire