Understanding devastating wildfires
With California’s wildfire season already bringing evacuations, damage to communities and lasting health effects, Stanford faculty have been exploring ways of preventing fires and managing health risks.
California continues to be devastated by wildfires in a scenario that is becoming all the common throughout the West.
Stanford faculty have been studying the health effects of breathing smoke and particulates in communities surrounding California’s wildfires as well as investigating policies and technologies for preventing fires. Other experts are thinking about the lasting financial effects of wildfires on the state – particularly for the state’s largest electric utility, which was found responsible for three of the fires in 2018.
Learn more about ongoing wildfire research by Stanford scholars at wildfire.stanford.edu
This page was last updated Sept. 22, 2020.