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The King Fire in California

Above are some images of the King Fire in the Sierra Neveada Mountains of California.  A research reserve run by UC Berkeley where scientists study how to manage wildfires is threatened by this fire.  One of these researchers is Scott Stephens, a professor of fire science, and was interviewed recently to talk about how many years of suppressing fires has actually contributed to the large scale blazes we see today.

You can listen to his interview here →

Images via flickr (1, 2, 3)