11 August 2018
Everyone has seen photos and videos of the wildfires ravaging the western states. What always startles me is how many of the destroyed homes are not cabins nestled in a woodland - just ordinary houses in a residential subdivision. Also, as shown in the second photo, the startlingly narrow margin between survival and devastation.
Second image cropped for emphasis from the original, both of which credit City of Redding (California), via a gallery at The Guardian.
Related: The Hinckley Firestorm of 1894