LOS ANGELES, CA (FOX 11) - In light of the fires and the recent Federal report on Global Warming we brought firefighters from 4 different agencies to talk about what all of us in Southern California need to understand about the future of wildfires.
The Woolsey Fire, The Lilac Fire, the Holy Fire... These things have names, but for those caught in their crosshairs they will be remembered for the horror they created. In this week's IN DEPTH we talk with Cal Fire Deputy Director Michael Mohler, LA City Fire Captain Erik Scott, LA County Fire Captain Tony Imbrenda and Captain Brian McGrath from Ventura County Fire. To all, global warming issues are a concern, but so are the horrendous fires they are frequently being called in to fight. In this segment, reaction to the report and to the growing threat.
Horses, sadly, get caught up in these horrible fires. In the Lilac Fire in San Diego County over 45 were killed. Dalia MacPhee has created a special fire-coat for horses. She calls them Equisafe. She sells them on her website www.daliamacphee.com and we get firefighters reaction to the new product and their thoughts about wildlife in general caught up in wildfires.
Often when we see the armies of firefighters battling flames we also see the camp crews made up of convicts helping the cause. What's their job? How are they selected? Do they ever escape? What do they get paid? And, in this segment, a reminder of what we need to do to be prepared.