The Guardian – After four fire seasons, evacuation routes are still getting snarled with traffic and public service agencies are sending mixed messages. Before 2015, the northern California wine country counties of Napa and Sonoma made it through wildfire season largely unscathed in recent history. But following the Valley fire that tore through in 2015, destroying parts of both counties and swaths of neighboring Lake county, the climate crisis gave way to larger and larger wildfires. And nothing prepared the region for what came in 2017.

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