Devastating wildfires in Northern California and the wine country that are becoming the deadliest and most destructive in California history leave lives lost, towns evacuated, residents displaced. Photos from The Sacramento Bee, Los Angeles Times, AP and The Press Democrat Video produced by David Caraccio
Devastating wildfires in Northern California and the wine country that are becoming the deadliest and most destructive in California history leave lives lost, towns evacuated, residents displaced. Photos from The Sacramento Bee, Los Angeles Times, AP and The Press Democrat Video produced by David Caraccio
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The California wildfire is a disaster that’s anything but natural

October 12, 2017 03:29 PM

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Rocky Barker is the energy and environment reporter for the Idaho Statesman and has been writing about the West since 1985. He is the author of several books, including "Scorched Earth How the Fires of Yellowstone Changed America," "The Flyfisher's Guide to Idaho" and "The Wingshooter's Guide to Idaho."