In 2018, the Woolsey Fire in Southern California tore through the coast and became one of the most destructive fires in Los Angeles County history. Thousands of structures were destroyed and three people died.
Wildfires have become commonplace in California and across the United States in recent years.
Wyoming’s Teton County is no stranger to the threat of wildfires. The forest service has found the region is one of the most at risk for wildfires in Wyoming. The season typically runs roughly June through September.
In the Woolsey Fire in California, a group of surfers stepped up to fight the Woolsey Fire in Malibu when first responders weren’t able to come through during one of the worst wildfire seasons in the state’s history.
Adriana Cargill is a radio producer telling the story of how a group, dubbed the Point Dume bombers, helped fight the fire in her podcast, Sandcastles. She recently spoke with KHOL about the model of community resilience they created and what other communities like Teton County may be able to learn from their experience.
Click listen below to hear the conversation.