Cal Fire Chief Blames Wildfires on Mismanaged Forests

Despite near-record rainfall in California this past winter, the state has already seen more – and larger – fires so far in 2017, and the director of the state’s firefighting agency blames climate change and years of mismanaging forests.

Fueled by dense, fast-growing brush, 4,266 wildfires have burned over 300,000 acres statewide as of Aug. 1. So far this year, the Golden State has experienced its third and seventh largest fires in history. read more >>