California Knew the Carr Wildfire Could Happen. It Failed to Prevent it.

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California Knew the Carr Wildfire Could Happen. It Failed to Prevent it.

California Knew the Carr Wildfire Could Happen. It Failed to Prevent it. Keith Schneider

“On the afternoon of July 23, a tire on a recreational trailer blew apart on the pavement of State Route 299 about 15 miles northwest of Redding, California. The couple towing the Grey Wolf Select trailer couldn’t immediately pull it out of traffic. As they dragged it to a safe turnout, sparks arced from the tire’s steel rim. Three reached the nearby grass and shrubs; two along the highway’s south shoulder, the third on the north. Each of the sparks ignited what at first seemed like commonplace brush fires…”

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California Knew the Carr Wildfire Could Happen. It Failed to Prevent it.

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