How Fire Feeds

Number 27702
Subject Environment
Source Reveal/Center for Investigative Reporting
State
Year 2016
Publication Date Jan. 12, 2016
Summary Last summer, three sparks set off a series of violent firestorms in southern Lake County, California, destroying thousands of homes and killing four people. Reveal took a deeper look at the fires using satellite images and government data to explore how and why the blazes moved through the county and what it means for the future of firefighting in the West. Here is a link to the interactive Reveal created with satellite data to show how the fires spread: http://fire.revealnews.org/
Category Philip Meyer Contest entry
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Keywords Northern California; forest fires; government data; satellite data; drought; firefighting
Related Links http://fire.revealnews.org/
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