Though much of the news we are getting right now pertains to the Maui fire, similar events have been going on elsewhere, notably the Greek islands of Corfu and Rhodes, North Africa, Spain, Portugal, Italy, and Turkey. In addition, there are evacuation notices in Washington State, where I live, and parts of British Columbia and Oregon. This is not a complete list. Hundreds of thousands of people have been told to leave their homes.
Thank you Ingrid for your very diplomatic essay on a very controversial topic . I am at my witts end as to how it was handled .I too live in Washington in the San Juan islands and I spoke with the fire department yesterday and he said he didn't think our alarm system for the island was working. I plan on calling all my friends here and asking them to join me in calling the city and demanding it be repaired . Thank you for shedding more light on the mishandeling of the entire situation . I wont even call it a forest fire because it was more like a fire weapon of some sort .All the best