Maps That Outline Fire Danger for Building Codes Likely to Be Rewritten

Nov 1, 2017

Firefighters at work fighting the Tubbs fire.
Credit Sonoma County

The record-breaking destruction of the North Bay fires has many experts questioning the way California determines fire risk.  It seems clear that stricter building codes will be required in high risk areas, but some say the current risk designations are outdated and need re-mapping. Penny Nelson, a host of KQED’s The California Report recently discussed the issue with KQED science reporter Lauren Sommer.