Here in northern California, we’re a long way from the wildfires down south, but it rightly dominates all the news. I’m still trying to get my head around 660 square miles, which is how much has been devastated in this series of fires so far. That’s more than all of London. There have been nearly 900,000 people evacuated, which is more than the population of San Francisco and Berkeley combined.
By the way, The New York Times is making up for its amazingly poor news judgment yesterday by covering every angle of the fires now.