60 Minutes investigates wildfire and the wildland/urban interface

“In the Path of Fire” – a 12 minute segment broadcast on a recent 60 Minutes news magazine program – addresses the reality of wildfires in the U.S. and the increasing frequency of large wildfire events with structures involved.

Jack Cohen, retired USDA Forest Service Fire Scientist from the Missoula Fire Lab, talks about how living in the wildland/urban interface doesn’t mean your home has to burn, while other federal officers, local fire officials, residences and scientists answer the many questions put to them by the show’s reporter Steve Inskeep.

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