Fire season in California has been getting longer and more intense. One major reason for the severity is fire suppression. Putting out fires is a message officials have touted for more than a century. But as Matt Fidler, the creator of the new radio series “California Burning” tell us, the message of fire suppression was mainly circulated by a famous forest creature with an interesting history.
Listen to the hour-long episode of "California Burning: Episode 1 —Our History With Fire" from North State Public Radio.