Moths to a Flame

The SF Chronicle’s Gregory Thomas visited Paradise in the wake of California’s deadliest wildfire. He wasn’t the only one. Touring disaster. “Locals often spot them wandering the wreckage, taking photos, sometimes even sifting through the scorched belongings of residents who have either been displaced or died in the fire. To a town still in the throes of grief, a place many came to for refuge, the sight of strangers treading through the burn scar can feel viscerally like stepping on an open wound.”

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