Why Victims Rebuild Homes In Areas Prone To Wildfires
In the heat of wildfire season, many wonder why people build and live in the danger zone. Government money might be part of the reason.By Katie Link | August 17, 2015
Every summer, wildfires rage in the West, burning acres of land and destroying homes. But once the flames are extinguished, many people rebuild — right where they were. So why do people live in areas prone to destructive wildfires?
The big reason: The government usually helps out after those fires consume property.
This wildfire season in Alaska is already the worst on record. Conditions are bad in parts of the continental U.S., too. Fires continue to rage up and down the West Coast, displacing hundreds of residents.