Art Vandelay wrote: I don't understand how so many people are dying, though. Are people just not evacuating when told? We have bad fires just about every year in the American West, and it's rare for more than a handful of people to be killed.
I've heard that the King Lake one came up so fast that no-one had a chance to get out. That one killed 60+. Lots of farmers were trying to fight it and dying. And there was allegedly some spectacular 5 car pile up carnage from people fleeing.