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Mark Arax On The Forces That Destroyed Paradise

Aug 2, 2019

With the wildfire season upon us, we’re going to take a look back at last year’s Camp Fire, the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California’s history. It decimated the town of Paradise, destroyed 19,000 structures and took the lives of 85 people. In its aftermath, writer and journalist Mark Arax spent months digging into the reasons for such a deadly blaze. I spoke with him about his investigative piece called "Gone," which is out this week in The California Sunday Magazine