The Camp Fire was the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California’s history. It left 86 dead, nearly 14,000 homes destroyed, and the town of Paradise in ruins. Could city leaders in Paradise have done anything differently to prevent what happened? A recent LA Times investigation found that Paradise ignored repeated warnings of the risk that its residents faced, and lacked an adequate evacuation plan.
What Paradise learned from the Camp Fire
- Paige St. John - investigative reporter for The LA Times - @paigestjohn
- Jim Broshears - the city of Paradise’s emergency management director during the Camp Fire