Nov 25, 2018 - Energy & Environment

California's fire victims can't find housing

Searchers move sheet metal so cadaver dogs can hunt for signs of human remains at a mobile home park in Paradise, Calif., on Friday. Photo: Kathleen Ronayne/AP

Some wildfire victims are leaving the state ... "[T]owns are struggling to absorb the roughly 50,000 people displaced by the Camp fire," the L.A. Times' Anna Phillips reports:

The big picture: "[T]he evacuees’ arrival has worsened the state’s housing crisis and raised the possibility that they could be evicted from the region again, not by fire but by a scarcity of suitable dwellings... Unable to find single-family homes in the area, evacuees have resorted to renting individual bedrooms, buying recreational vehicles and purchasing travel trailers."

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