As part of the Haywired project for the USGS, SPA’s Charles Scawthorn and Keith Porter organized a Workshop on Oct. 29 in Berkeley California.  The Workshop was co-sponsored by the USGS, UC Berkeley’s Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research (PEER) Center, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (OES) and the California Seismic Safety Commission, and focused on work in progress to estimate the number of fires and their spread that would result from a hypothetical Mw 7 earthquake on the Hayward Fault in the East Bay portion of the San Francisco Bay Area.  The Haywired Project is the latest in the series of USGS Science Application for Risk Reduction projects, in which Keith Porter is the lead for engineering aspects. The power point presentations for the workshop are available on SPA’s publications page here.