Scientists asking public to tweet pictures of ash to help understand California wildfires

EAST BAY, Calif. (KGO) -- Scientists are calling on you to help them track California wildfires by using Twitter.

If you see ash on your cars, sidewalks or porches, tweet them with the hashtag "ashfall." ( #ashfall)

This citizen-science research project hopes to improve the tracking and forecasting of the deadly fires.

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Scientists say if we have radars to spot heavy rain in certain areas, "why can't we work to do the same with ash?"

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East Bay Times contributed to this report

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