california fires

california fires

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  • Firefighters are battling two major wildfires in California. Death toll was raised to 59 but dozens of people are still uncounted for.
  • As firefighters work endlessly to control California's raging fires, experts warn of long-term damage from wildfire smoke that could affect millions.The fires have burned through over 200,000 acres, blanketing parts of California with clouds of thick smoke.
  • One huge fire was caused by a spark set off by a man with a hammer, working on a fence post in a field of dry vegetation. Another began at a backyard barbecue.
  •   "But in those initial stages of a fire, you may have minutes," -Kathleen Schori, information officer for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
  • Person #3 1) Many reasons, including careless people. 2) I think people need to be smarter with what they do considering what just occured. 3)  Yes
  • Person #1 1) Cigarette butts being left or camp fires being left alone 2)Its unnecessary to have fires somewhere that's dry, its easy to spread 3) Yes, in super dry areas. 
  • 1) Why do you believe wild fires occur? 2) How do you feel about what happened in California? 3) Do you think stricter laws should be in place to prevent things like this from happening?
  • Person #2 1) Being in dry, hot areas. 2)I feel that wildfires can be prevented and some people are careless. 3) Yes, in the West due to all the wildfires and the difficulties trying to contain them.
  • Ways to prevent wildfires from happening is stop overpopulating places high risk, severity zones and possibly get stricter laws due to careless camp fires and arson. 
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