The Dixie Fire Disaster and Me: Can My Town Rebuild After Losing It All?

Source: TomDispatch
by Jane Braxton Little

“At 10 a.m. on July 22nd, I interviewed a New York University professor about using autonomous robots, drones, and other unmanned devices to suppress structural and wildland fires. I sent the interview to an online transcription service, walked down the steps of my second-floor office and a block to the Greenville post office, where I mailed a check to California Fair Plan for homeowners’ fire insurance. I then drove 25 miles to a dental appointment. I was lucky to make it home before burning debris closed the roads. That night I became a climate refugee [sic], evacuated from my house thanks to the Dixie Fire. Since then, it’s scorched a landscape nearly the size of Delaware, destroyed 678 houses and decimated several communities in Indian Valley, where I’ve been for 46 years.” (09/09/21)

https://tomdispatch.com/the-dixie-fire-disaster-and-me/