Advertisement

In The 'Wildland-Urban Interface,' Learning To Live With Wildfires

05:58
Download Audio
Resume

People who live in cities might dream of having a cabin in the woods one day. As the population in the West rises, more people are building those rustic cabins: Since 1990, more than 60 percent of new homes in the Northwest were built in what's called the "wildland-urban interface." But with climate change and more wildfires, those areas — where forest meets cul-de-sac — are increasingly in harm's way.

Ashley Ahearn (@aahearn) reports for EarthFix from eastern Washington state.

This segment aired on September 5, 2018.

Advertisement

More from Here & Now

Listen Live
Close