How We Fight Wildfires

It’s been a catastrophic wildfire year in California, with more than 5,000 so far. Yesterday, a pilot died when his tanker plane crashed near Yosemite National Park. The weather and lack of water are big factors, but what about our fire management practices? Are they also to blame?

Helicopters drop water and fire retardant on the Harris fire, near the Mexican border, in 2007 to stop the wildfire from advancing