Stephen Pyne

Arizona State University

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Stephen Pyne is a professor in the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University, specializing in environmental history and the history of fire. He is the author of many books on wildfires, including Tending Fire: Coping with America's Wildland FiresFire in America: A Cultural History of Wildland and Rural Fire,  Between Two Fires: A Fire History of Contemporary America and California: A Fire SurveyFrom 1967-1985 he worked as a summer firefighter in the Grand Canyon, Rocky Mountain and Yellowstone National Parks.

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Today’s blaze in Bel-Air is not the first to ravage that community. The 1961 Bel-Air fire helped cities rewrite the way they handle fires.

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The blazes in Northern California are being called "firestorms," "hurricanes" and "blizzards of flame." They've been compared to a "blowtorch."

First the inferno, Now the clean-up. What then?

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