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Posted inSci/Tech

Epidemic model shows how COVID-19 could spread through firefighting camps

August 6, 2020 – With wildfire season in full swing, a COVID-19 outbreak at a traditional large fire camp is a potential disaster. A transient, high-density workforce of firefighters and volunteers responds to blazes while staying in close quarters with limited hygiene – conditions that could facilitate the spread of a contagious respiratory disease. To […]

Posted inCalifornia

Planned burns can reduce wildfire risks, but expanding use of ‘good fire’ isn’t easy

Courtney Schultz, Colorado State University; Cassandra Moseley, University of Oregon, and Heidi Huber-Stearns, University of Oregon April 26, 2019 – As spring settles in across the United States, western states are already preparing for summer and wildfire season. And although it may seem counter-intuitive, some of the most urgent conversations are about getting more fire […]