Stanford University: Wildland Development Escalates California Fire Costs

Number 28345
Subject Development
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Year 2018
Publication Date December 2018
Summary The Camp Fire is just the latest mega-fire in California — and the cost of fighting such fires has risen dramatically. California dwarfs other states in fire-suppression costs, an analysis by a Stanford journalism class has found. The Stanford class analyzed daily reports from the most expensive fires in every state from 2014 to 2017, and found that dense development at the border of wildlands — in communities like Paradise, Cobb, and Santa Rosa — helps explain California fires’ exceptional damage and expense to put out.
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Keywords Stanford University, California, wildland, wildfire, development, fire, damages, expenses, Paradise, wildlands
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