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The Times Podcast: A Wildfire With Your Airbnb?

A Los Angeles Times analysis found that across California there are thousands of short-term Airbnb rentals in the state’s most dangerous fire zones. But the company doesn’t provide warnings or evacuation information to guests when they make reservations, and some customers say the company’s refund policy adds to the potential pitfalls.

Today, when climate change threatens so many aspects of our lives, even our vacations are no longer safe?? Read the full transcript here.

accommodation: gustavo arellano

Guests: LA Times reporters Ben Poston and Alex Wigglesworth

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More reading:

In high-risk California fire country, Airbnb doesn’t offer guests warnings or escape plans

Is your vacation rental located in a wildfire hazard zone? what you need to know

California fires are burning faster, hotter, more intensely and getting harder to fight

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