- Reporter's Notebook: Southern California Fires: Bad Weather or Bad Land Development?
The winds are dying down in parts of California; elsewhere fires are still raging. Is there a disturbing message in these conflagrations for other parts of the west? California-- wildfires are continuing to burn. Fires have now charred more than 500,000 acres in Southern California, where the death toll is now 15 and the number of homes destroyed has reached more than 1100. We hear from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, the Wilderness Society and the Building Industry Association of Southern California.
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