Containing fast-spreading wildfires requires a coordinated plan of action and a responsive supply chain.
For much of October, Northern California suffered from a series of forest fires that scorched hundreds of thousands of acres of wilderness across the region. After spreading at an alarming pace for over three weeks, it became the deadliest wildfire in the state’s history.
Despite the state’s efforts to contain the flames, the Northern California wildfires presented considerable logistical challenges. The sheer size of the fires exacerbated the usual difficulties that fire departments encounter when battling forest fires, and it greatly complicated efforts to rescue local residents and provide aid to survivors.
In this article, we’ll walk you through some of the specific challenges faced by firefighters as they beat back this large-scale blaze.