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Sprawl kills - literally

Los Angeles County, the nation’s most populated with more than 10 million residents, is in an emergency state, per Governor Jerry Brown’s declaration. The largest inferno in Los Angeles’ history has forced hundreds from their homes.
Little more than two months ago in Northern California, wildfires destroyed houses and sent people fleeing for safety. Urban sprawl created housing developments in remote, difficult-to-access regions that stalled rescue crews’ arrivals.
Northern California was once a haven for Los Angeles denizens looking to live in a place where they could breathe fresh air and put traffic nightmares behind them. But five ...


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