Chris Dicus

professor of fire and fuels management at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Chris Dicus on KCRW

About 80 wildfires are currently burning in western states, including the Bootleg Fire in southern Oregon, and smoke is traveling 3000 miles east, giving New York City some of the…

West Coast fires are creating their own weather patterns, pushing smoke thousands of miles east

About 80 wildfires are currently burning in western states, including the Bootleg Fire in southern Oregon, and smoke is traveling 3000 miles east, giving New York City some of the…

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