Understanding embers’ impact crucial to wildfire prevention

AM Extra

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Wildfires across the state have caused immense destruction and much of the devastation will be revealed in the weeks to come.

A lot of people affected by the fires are left wondering: is there a better way to prevent these?

Oregon State University Associate Professor David Blunck is one of many researchers working on ways to better predict when wildfires will break out and how they spread so quickly. Specifically, researchers are looking at embers, the small pieces of hot coal that can travel up to ten miles.

Blunk joined AM Extra Tuesday to talk more about the research.

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