Los Angeles Times
California is the most wildfire-prone state in the nation, and rivals Australia, South Africa and Chile for off-the-charts fire behavior and destructive potential. The recent Camp Fire near Chico in Northern California wiped out the city of Paradise and killed dozens of residents. Prolonged drought throughout much of the state is curing vegetation to an unheard of degree, and when fires are pushed by strong, dry winds — common in the fall months — they become unstoppable. Follow the link (in the headline) to a story about the Camp Fire, and find other links related to California’s wildfire dilemma.