Houses built too close to bush spread huge California fires on ‘front line of climate change’

Capt. Jonathan Cox says his first thought upon visiting the burned out neighbourhood in Ventura was “not again.”

California’s fire season is 70 days longer than it was just 15 years ago. This year, unusually high winds and dry air were part of the problem. But it has taken more than just bad luck to create the size and severity of the megafires like the Tubbs in Northern California and the Thomas in Southern California.


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