Opinion: Wildfires like the Wine Country’s affect rich and poor differently

What remains of a vehicle and home destroyed by fire are photographed in the Fountaingrove neighborhood of Santa Rosa, Calif., on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. Firefighters continue to battle 17 wildfires that have burned approximately 221,754 acres, destroyed 3,500 homes and other structures and claimed at least 31 lives, so far in Northern California. (Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group Archives)

From The Mercury News by SSEHRI affiliate faculty member Alissa Cordner: “There has been widespread public attention to wildfires this summer and fall, and the fast-moving, late-season wildfires in California have been especially destructive. But much of the general understanding of wildfires misses that fact that they don’t impact the rich and poor equally.” Read more.

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