I am watching the local Los Angeles TV coverage of the Malibu Canyon fire here on my laptop. I have often been critical of local news in Los Angeles. However, today, I have nothing but praise.
The copter and reporter coverage is amazing – especially when you consider each crew is putting themselves in harm’s way. These fires can turn on a dime.
The people of Los Angeles are being well served by their local media this afternoon.
Unfortunately, wild fires are a way of life in Southern California. Brush fires where a part of Los Angeles before there was a Los Angeles! There is little you can do to prevent them, though the impact can sometimes be lessened by brush clearance and other techniques.
That being said, homes are built in places that have views to die for… literally.