Fighting Fire's Fury With Data
Dell Technologies, July 2nd, 2019
July 2, 2019,
Volume 256, Issue 1

CALFIRE Captain Scott McLean, who fought fires for more than 25 years before he became a spokesman, was heading home from his assigned station when his wife called and told him he should go back to work

"She said, 'Turn around and look,' and I saw an enormous cloud of smoke from Paradise,: he says.

What he saw at the Camp Fire was of an intensity like nothing he'd ever seen before. 'The Camp Fire was not normal, it wasn't just a fire front,' he says. "Embers scattered much farther than usual. The strong wind was pushing it right to dry fuel..."

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