|The sunset in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 19. (Washington Post photo by Joe Flood)|
It's a beautiful but sober reminder of what's happening out West. "Ten large wildfires are burning in California this week, the largest of which is the Camp Fire near Chico. As of Tuesday, that blaze had burned more than 151,000 acres and was 70 percent contained," Fritz reports. "At least 79 people have died in the fire, and hundreds are missing. Nearly 13,000 homes have been destroyed, mostly in Paradise and Magalia, since the fire started on Nov. 8."
|Smoke plumes snaking across the U.S. (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration map)|