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Wildfire Awareness Week Comes With Dire Warnings For San Diego

Evening Edition

Aired 5/8/13 on KPBS Midday Edition.

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Chief Thom Porter — San Diego County Regional Fire Authority, Cal Fire San Diego unit chief

Captain Mike Mohler — Cal Fire

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San Diego Gas & Electric outage weather conditions.

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Governor Jerry Brown is warning Californians that climate change will make wildfires more frequent and says adapting to this new reality will be expensive. May 6, 2013.

The state natural resources director for California told reporters this week that we should get ready for a "deadly season" of wildfires. That was just one of the grim predictions made as Governor Jerry Brown declared this Wildfire Awareness Week."

The Governor said fire seasons are getting more dangerous and Californians need to get prepared.

“I’m going to do everything I can to deal with forest fires but also with the whole problem of climate change," Brown said. "But then the big issue of 'how do we adapt?'”

40,000 acres have burned in California since May 1. Most recently, a 28,000 acre fire burned in Ventura County. That fire is 95 percent contained.

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