Fire season during COVID-19

Firefighters and authorities work to extinguish a fire near the Getty Center in Los Angeles, June 10, 2020. Photo credit: Henry Chavez/Latin America News Agency

Fires recently broke out in Santa Clarita, near Bel Air, and in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. None of that is unusual for a Southern California summer. But there’s never been a fire season amid a pandemic that’s straining state and local resources. David Shew, retired CALFIRE staff chief, talks about what to expect.