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California-based correspondent for BBC News, reporting from across North America. Ex-Scotland Correspondent.

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More than 600 people are unaccounted for after a wildfire ravaged Paradise, California. Sixty three people are confirmed dead. https://t.co/gqcJRD8nzs
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Two California wildfires are now known to have claimed 31 lives with 228 people missing. The governor Jerry Brown says an unfolding climate catastrophe threatens the Californian way of life. https://t.co/y8BGQ04nzk
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California governor Jerry Brown says wildfires in his state have become more ferocious because of severe drought and climate change, warning that the “new abnormal” will get worse,
threatening California’s entire way of life. Via @AP #CampFire #WoolseyFire
BREAKING A wildfire which ravaged the town of Paradise, California is now the joint deadliest in state history with 29 people confirmed to have died and 228 are unaccounted for. Statewide, 31 are dead in the disaster.
California firefighters react with outrage to President Trump's threat to cut funding as the state is ravaged by wildfires, calling it "ill-informed, ill-timed and demeaning to those who are suffering as well as the men and women on the front lines." https://t.co/107VvaZlqK
At least 25 people are now known to have died in California’s wildfire disaster. https://t.co/uWfCcbM0nj
#CampFire #WoolseyFire #Paradise #CaliforniaFires
BREAKING Fourteen more bodies have been recovered, bringing the number of dead in the wildfire which ravaged Paradise, California to 23 — sheriff. #CampFire #Paradise
California’s wildfire crisis is serious. At least nine dead; many missing; the town of Paradise in ruins; Hollywood stars fleeing Malibu; university students sheltering on campus. https://t.co/cwhS5yDjyE
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@jiffers @BBCBreakfast Because it’s my job. To go to where the news is and tell people about it, hopefully in the most truthful and impactful way so that we as a society can then discuss the facts and any issues arising.
In fact there are many reasons. And one of them, ironically, is a LACK of federal funds for forest management. Here’s a piece I wrote about that just after Mr Trump‘s election. https://t.co/NZm8OfHUP4 https://t.co/IXMdCQvhJM
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