It just seems so weird to me that the California fires that killed who know how many (but maybe thousands) is not a bigger story. Is this the east coast news media bias? I don’t understand it.
BTW, after the LA Times unionized I bought a subscription, and their coverage has been amazing:
Before there was a spark, there was the wind.
On the morning of Nov. 8, as the sun rose over the isolated mountains in the Sierra Nevada, gale-force winds tore through the canyon. A fire outpost on the Feather River recorded blasts of 52 mph — a bad omen in a national forest that hadn’t had a satisfying rain since May.
From his station bunk at the head of Jarbo Gap, Capt. Matt McKenzie of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection woke to the sound of pine needles pelting the roof.
At 6:15 a.m., a Pacific Gas & Electric Co. high-voltage line near the Poe Dam generating station six miles away malfunctioned. A report of fire came at 6:29.
The story is riveting, but more so horrifying because we know what happened next.