Fires are an unavoidable part of the natural cycle, but the damage they cause doesn't have to be so great. Climate change has caused higher temperatures and drier landscapes, making California more vulnerable to fires. But much of the disaster is due to outdated regulations and counterproductive policies. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) responds to all types of emergencies, including large, long-day wildfires (10 acres or more), floods, earthquakes, and hazardous materials spills.
They post details of major incidents on their website. It's clear that California needs to take action to reduce the risk of future disasters. This means updating regulations and policies to better protect the state from fires and other emergencies. It also means investing in better firefighting equipment and training for firefighters. Finally, it means educating the public about the risks of climate change and how they can help reduce the risk of future disasters.