Whether you're googling or searching in a library database, the words you type in--aka your keywords--matter because they determine what results you get. Here's a partial list of keywords that may be useful in researching Wildfires:
Two reasons to start your research by reading encyclopedia articles:
Two good reasons to consider books in your research:
If you want more info on LAVC ebooks, including tech tips for reading them online, see this comprehensive guide to ebooks:
Two reasons to consider news articles in your research:
A few things to understand about using peer-reviewed journal articles in your research:
An important piece of information when researching a fire and the response to it is which agency (federal/state/local) is in charge of managing the fire. This is generally determined by who owns the land that is burning, but Cal Fire's Incident Map is a quick way to find this out for current and historical fires.