How California can improve its fire warning system: Lessons from Australia

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Wildfire in Los Padres National Forest. Photo credit: skeeze/CC 2.0, via Pixabay

A wind-driven brush fire sparked in Santa Barbara on Monday afternoon. Thousands of people have been ordered to evacuate as the Cave Fire spreads. Fires are the norm in California now -- as well as Australia. But Australia has developed a warning system, one that California might want to emulate. 

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Guest:
Diana Leonard - science writer covering natural hazards in California

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Alexandra Sif Tryggvadottir, Rosalie Atkinson, Brian Hardzinski, Rebecca Mooney