Tag: CA fires

The California Homeless Urban Brushfire Fire Season Begins

 

Vacant lot on residential street near Downtown Los Angeles set ablaze after homeless encampment catches fire on the night of August 19, 2020.

As the only member of my family living in California – specifically, Los Angeles – I have to deal with the common misconceptions of the state: No, one does not go up to celebrities and start talking to them, even just to say how much one likes their work. No, locals generally don’t go to Hollywood; it’s an overpriced, touristy hellscape of traffic with no parking. And no, even if one does go to the beach (many don’t – that hellscape of traffic with no parking thing again), people only swim on the hottest days because the ocean here is icy cold.

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A small town of nearly 27,000 people, about 80 miles north of Sacramento, exists no longer. A devastating fire swept through last Thursday-Saturday and burned it away. So far, known casualties are about 23, caught either in their homes or trying to escape the fire. Reports of some who became aware of the fire, getting […]

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