Wildfires Can Poison Drinking Water- Here’s How Communities Can be Better Prepared

Wildfires Can Poison Drinking Water- Here’s How Communities Can be Better Prepared

News Type: Federal Source: The Conversation
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In recent years wildfires have entered urban areas, causing breathtaking destruction.

The 2018 Camp Fire in Paradise and Butte County, California was the deadliest and most destructive fire in California’s history. It took 86 lives and destroyed more than 18,000 structures in a matter of hours.

Almost two years later, only a fraction of the area’s 40,000-plus population has returned. This disaster followed the 2017 Tubbs Fire, which killed 22 people in California’s Sonoma and Napa counties.