Californians Resist Restrictions on Building in High-Risk Fire Areas – January 9, 2020

Should local governments tell people how and where to build their homes to protect communities from wildfire?

In her recent article, entitled “Fire Amnesia,” Felicity Barringer, from the Bill Lane Center for the American West, argues that Californians are resistant to policies that would limit building in high-risk fire areas. KRCB’s Adia White spoke with Barringer about the role of local government in protecting communities from fire.

You can read her complete article “Fire Amnesia Hurts Efforts to Make Wildland Housing More Resilient.”

(Photo:  Remains of a home in Paradise, CA – Courtesy of the California National Guard)