(KNX 1070) — The drought has forced firefighters across California to rethink the way they fight fires. KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO producer Laraine Herman spoke with Cal Fire Chief Ken Pimlott.
YOUNTVILLE, CA - MAY 12: Tony Kochis as performs a home defensible space inspection at a house on May 12, 2014 in Yountville, California. As drought conditions continue throughout California, Cal Fire announced the start of fire season in counties north of the San Francisco Bay Area, a week after the San Francisco Bay Area and Sacramento. Fire officials are performing home inspections and asking homeowners to leave at least 100 feet of defensible space around their houses. Since the beginning of the year, Cal Fire has responded to nearly 1,300 wildfires, twice as many as a typical year during the same period.(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)