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West Coast wildfires air quality California
The sky across California darkened and turned orange in September as smoke from many wildfires across the state created a massive smoke cloud changing the sunlight and air quality. (Photo/Jason Doiy, iStock)

Big fires demand a big response: How 1910’s Big Burn can help us think smarter about fighting wildfires and living with fire

Expensive, militarized fire suppression led the U.S. down a forest management path that neglected more nuanced approaches, two USC experts note.