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People Are the Problem: Research Finds Campfires, Cigarette Butts, Other Accidental Ignitions Have Tripled Wildfire Season

Over three months in 2016, the Soberanes fire burned 132,127 acres of central California’s coast, blazing through dry swaths of dense chaparral, mixed hardwood timber and redwoods. Costing $260 million to suppress, it became the most expensive fire in the country’s history. It wasn’t caused by lightning, which is relatively scarce in that part of […]