California’s new normal – evacuating wildfires yet again

Euronews | Oct 12, 2019 at 4:32 AM
  • It’s part of California’s new normal – year-round fire seasons, planned electricity blackouts and, for retired couple Bhagvei and Paresh Badreshia, sudden evacuations in the middle of the night.
  • In 2015, a massive, four-month-long methane leak from a ruptured wellhead in the nearby Aliso Canyon gas storage field drove thousands to seek shelter from the stench of odorised fumes with friends or at hotels.
  • In November 2018, the Camp Fire became the deadliest wildfire in California history, killing 86 people and virtually destroying the town of Paradise.