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Fuel Geysers: A conversation with Ralph Gonzales

April 7, 2017

Unfortunately, when it comes to fuel geysers, there are many popular misconceptions.

True or False:

"Fuel geysers only happen when it's hot.”

“Fuel geysers only happen with chainsaws.”

“The recent chainsaw recall will fix the fuel geyser issue."

In this Podcast—that features the latest insights from Ralph Gonzales, an engineer with the U.S. Forest Service—we focus on separating fact from fiction.

Listen to this conversation. Take the Quiz!

More resources:

The National Fuel Geyser Awareness Campaign Website

Fuel Geyser Reporting Form

Read about one fuel geyser event mentioned in this podcast: Willow Peak Fire Burn Injury