Wildfires seem unstoppable, but they can be prevented. Here’s how.

The flames of the Ferguson Fire in California have become the latest symbols of a seemingly perennial challenge of fighting fires in the West. I just returned from the Ferguson Fire camp, where I met with firefighters who are working to combat the fire as it bears down on Yosemite National Park and its visitors, workers and nearby residents.

President Donald Trump has taken decisive action, issuing an emergency disaster declaration for California as dozens of wildfires rip through the forests and communities that populate the area.