Cal Poly creating institute to research wildfire behavior [From the web]
SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA, March 14, 2019 (KSBY) -In the last several years, California has endured some of the deadliest wildfires in the state’s history.
Longtime firefighters say the blazes are getting larger, hotter, and more lethal.
Deadly and devastating fires like the Camp, Thomas, Whittier, and Tubbs fires come with another name: wildland urban interface fires.
It’s a term used to describe forest fires that spread to homes and communities.
Cal Poly professors and students from a variety of fields want to create a research institute to study these fires and make California more resilient to them.