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How Californians Are Trying To Protect Homes In Fire-Prone Regions05:44Download

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Property owners living close to wilderness areas must remain vigilant; embers can also travel large distances and ignite properties within housing tracts. (Susanica Tam for KPCC)MoreCloseclosemore
Property owners living close to wilderness areas must remain vigilant; embers can also travel large distances and ignite properties within housing tracts. (Susanica Tam for KPCC)

Southern California's peak wildfire season is still underway, and scores of families have lost their homes. As the drought continues and the California's population increases, KPCC's Sanden Totten reports on how experts are looking at more ways to help fire-proof homes.

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Sanden Totten, science reporter at KPCC. He tweets @sandentotten.

This segment aired on September 8, 2016.

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