8/20 - Mendocindo complex

The Mendocino complex is currently burning approximately .4% of the land mass of the entire state of California. While this is a terrifying number, it's important for us to be able to look at it objectively and try to learn as much as we can from it. How can we work to prevent these kinds of things from happening in the future? How can we allow fire to be a part of the landscape while keeping people safe? 

Check out the story below for some of the statistics on the fire, and let us hear from you in the comments. What do you think about these fires? Where are they coming from, and what can we do to stop them from hurting people?

Click here to read a story by KQED on the Mendocino complex.