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Wildfire escape routes?

Wildfire escape routes? There’s (almost) an app for that

Scientists are using crowdsourced data to help firefighters flee dangerous flames.

In 2013, when a wildfire changed tack and made a run for the town of Yarnell, Arizona, 19 members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots hiked down from the fireline to try to save a few homes. As the blaze grew closer, the men were forced to flee to their safety zone, a ranch they thought was a 15-minute hike away. But thick chaparral slowed their progress, and flames overtook them before they reached the ranch. All 19 died.  see the full article

Modified: May 24, 2019