Nature’s Thrall

After several days in which the Norcal fires have burned out of control and caused unbelievable damage, firefighters might finally be getting a few breaks from the weather. Addressing his team of sleepless fire-fighters, Santa Rosa Fire Chief Tom Gossner said: “We need to hit this thing hard and get it done. It’s time to finish this thing.” Meanwhile, the pockets of containment have allowed recovery crews into some areas to begin “the grim task of searching for bodies in the ashes of neighborhoods.” Here’s the latest from the LA Times.

+ Haunting drone video of a postal truck driving through streets where there used to be a neighborhood (accompanied by music that reflects how many people out here are feeling this week).

+ AP: Emergency alerts get scrutiny after deadly wildfires.

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