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This fire season has revealed the reality that more people are choosing to live in fire prone areas in California—raising the stakes of the worsening wildfire season. KVCR’s Megan Jamerson spoke with a University of Redlands associate professor of ecnomics who says affordable housing is not only an essential solution for fighting wildfires but for addressing climate change.

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The El Dorado Fire above Yucaipa has scorched 7,386 acres and is 7% contained as of Monday morning.

Investigators say the fire was caused by a pyrotechnic, smoke-generating device at a gender reveal party in Yucaipa.

Fire authorities reminded the public that those responsible for starting fires can face financial and criminal consequences.

On Sunday, Governor Gavin Newsom issued a proclamation declaring a state of emergency for San Bernardino County due to the fire.