San Diego Readies For Long Fire Season
Monday, September 13, 2021
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A mixture of higher temperatures and low rainfall totals has San Diego County gearing up for a potentially potent fire season.
San Diego Union-Tribune reporter Gary Robbins joined Midday Edition on Monday to talk about the upcoming challenges the upcoming fire season presents, as well as the latest high-tech strategiesthat help firefighters battle flames more effectively.
Robbins said that "six of the hottest ten years on record in San Diego have occurred since 2014," which has helped to make San Diego's fire season longer and more extreme.
"There's a belief that climate change is causing wildfires to react in more erratic ways, and that poses a lot of problems to firefighters," he said.
Listen to the full interview here:
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