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Op-ed in Washington Post points to country's wildfire approach

Blog Post created by Lisa Marie Sinatra Employee on Sep 24, 2013

A September 13 op-ed piece in the Washington Post points to our country's approach to wildfire and according to its author, Stephen Pyne, a life sciences professor at Arizona State University and the author of the forthcoming Between Two Fires: A Fire History of the U.S., 1960 to 2012, it is all wrong. 

Using examples such as the Black Forest Fire in Colorado, which killed two people and destroyed 511 houses, Arizona’s Yarnell Hill Fire that killed 19 firefighters, and California’s Rim Fire in and around Yosemite National Park, Pyne says that these blazes are a good illustration of the major challenges that America's fire scene faces. 

Read the entire op-ed piece