Here And There with Dave Marash

We are now in fire season in New Mexico, and in this year of the Covid-19 pandemic, everything about fighting wildfires has become more difficult and more dangerous.  Reporter Elizabeth Miller of NM in Depth on how officials are changing the way forest fires will be fought, and how the firefighters will live through the season of ever-new threats. One new policy – a moratorium on controlled burns to get rid of undergrowth in the forests – may protect neighboring communities from smoke, but could amp up the danger for fire-fighters.

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