“I evacuated from Yellowknife this summer. Coming home was the hardest part.”
“What happened when two experienced hikers got caught in the Bolt Creek Fire.”
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“There’s a damaging disconnect between the lionized figure of the firefighter and the reality of the men and women who fight more fire than anyone.”
Why is California burning? “We dug ourselves into a deep, dangerous fuel imbalance due to one simple fact. We live in a Mediterranean climate that’s designed to burn, and we’ve prevented it from burning anywhere close to enough for well over a hundred years.
In and around Los Angeles, natural and man-made disasters have been inextricable for almost two centuries.
Forest mismanagement, political corruption, and PG&E’s corporate culture created a highly combustible situation.
How do you hold down the fort when the fort is on fire?