Why aren’t fires raging in Northwest Washington?

Dr. Katharine Mann loves to push the idea that fire is a life-sustaining factor for survival. So in the interview below, we discussed with her a combination of theories that would explain the quiescence of wildfires in Northwest Washington, and she presented a contemporary answer.

You can also find Mann’s interviews with National Park Service staffers here.

In the wake of this recent spate of wildfires, we’ve pulled Mann’s first and second videos from YouTube.

And here’s Dr. Mann on Google Maps searching for fireballs.

Lance Dodge is a staff writer with The Washington Post’s Digital Explorer. You can follow him on Twitter.

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