“We can think of it like an automatic sprinkler,” mechanical engineering senior Daniel Santoro said.
Cal Poly’s goats graze on campus for numerous reasons, one of which is to create a firebreak as a buffer, giving defensible space in case a fire threatens the school.
The air quality in San Luis Obispo County has been affected by wildfires burning up and down the state.
Fire season is intensifying and getting longer, according to professor and geologist William Preston. The amount of land burned in California during a wildfire has also increased by 500 percent since 1972.
“This isn’t your standard power outage where a couple buildings go down,” Cal Poly Director of Emergency Management Anthony Knight said. “This is where an entire region goes down and the support structure we all rely on is potentially impacted.”
A fire broke out inside Smart & Final Extra! on Johnson Avenue Monday afternoon. Employees and customers were evacuated as San Luis Obispo Fire went into the building. No one appeared to be injured at the scene. Smoke could be…
Update Tuesday evening, September 22 The Lopez fire that began Saturday afternoon is now 70 percent contained, according to Cal Fire. As of Tuesday evening at 6:00 pm, there have been four minor injuries from the Lopez fire, but no…
Cal Poly architecture students are helping redesign Paradise, California after the November 2018 Camp Fire burned most of Butte County, killing 86 people and destroying 13,900 homes. Two architecture studio classes, taught by professors Stacey White and Kent Macdonald, are…
About fifty million trees are estimated to have been killed by Sudden Oak Death on the West Coast alone. That number is rising every day.
An associate professor’s study is analyzing biodiversity and plant growth in the wake of hillside fires at Cal Poly.