James W. Parkinson has launched a blog providing book reviews and commentary on current affairs.
“California's Camp Fire destroyed more than 11,700 homes, torched an area the size of Chicago and left nearly 1,000 people unaccounted for.“
“We were standing in a neighborhood in Redding that was completely obliterated, and the chief and I were talking that this (destruction) was something you used to see every 10 to 12 years,” said Mike Mohler, deputy director at Cal Fire, which sparked July 23. “It’s to the point that we’re seeing devastation almost on a monthly basis.
“It’s shocking. These types of fires going over 100,000 acres, that used to be unprecedented. That’s not the case anymore.”