Battling Wildfires In The West

Battling Wildfires In The West

Thousands of firefighters are struggling to control a giant wildfire threatening Yosemite National Park and San Francisco's water supply.

Close to 4,000 firefighters are fighting to contain the nation’s largest active wildfire. So far it has engulfed more than 230 square miles near Yosemite National Park in California. The blaze threatens several thousand structures and is estimated to be only 20 percent contained. Experts weigh in on the blaze, its potentially devastating effects and the ongoing effort to control naturally-occurring wildfires.


Norman Christensen

research professor and founding dean of the Nicholas School Division of Environmental Sciences & Policy at Duke University.

Robert Bonnie

undersecretary of agriculture for natural resources and the environment at USDA.

Jon Keeley

research ecologist with the U.S. Geological Survey and adjunct professor of ecology at UCLA.

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