In Our Backyard No. 4: Fire is part of California’s natural landscape. We’ll always be waiting for the next, inevitable smoke out
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Native Californians used fire to fight fire for thousands of years, but the cultural burning was virtually banned when settlers arrived. Since then, mismanagement, development, and now climate change have increased wildfires and the need for widespread evacuations. But host Warren Olney learns that state and federal governments are gradually reviving traditional practices.