August 2016: NPR: In Wildfires, Big Flames Attract Attention, But Watch Out For The Embers

Post date: Sep 16, 2016 10:52:41 PM

From NPR's "All Things Considered", August 22nd 2016: "When a fast-moving, erratic wildfire ignites, firefighters right away try to save homes and steer the flames away from life and property. But experts say the real danger often occurs in the hours after the big wall of flames rips through..."

In Topanga the threat is also from embers that fly through the wind before flames arrive. In any case, this is a very good story and points out what we have been talking about regarding the ember threat, and how we can take steps to make our homes less vulnerable.