Updated Nov 15, 2018 - Energy & Environment
California Camp Fire death toll rises to 56
Authorities said the death toll in California's Camp Fire, the most destructive wildfire in the state's history, rose to 56 on Wednesday. 130 people are missing.
Our thought bubble: The fire has destroyed much of the town of Paradise, about 90 miles north of Sacramento, and the death toll is likely to rise further. Already an all-time state record, it raises questions about how to warn people of a new type of fast-moving, rapidly spreading wildfire of the sort California and other areas are seeing more of as climate change, land use, and population growth combine to raise risk.