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Tell WikiTribune how to report on the California wildfires  Tell WikiTribune how to cover the California wildfires
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WikiTribune is on the ground in California this week to cover the Mendocino Complex Fire WikiTribune is on the ground in California this week to cover the Mendocino Complex Fire
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<strong><em>WikiTribune</em> journalist <a href="https://www.wikitribune.com/user/charles-turner/">Charles Turner</a> is reporting from the Mendocino Complex Fire this week. Now the largest wildfire in California's history, on August 13 a firefighter was <a href="https://eu.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2018/08/14/firefighter-dies-mendocino-complex-fire/984613002/">reportedly killed</a> (<em>USA Today</em>) while tackling the blaze.</strong>  <strong><em>WikiTribune</em> journalist <a href="https://www.wikitribune.com/user/charles-turner/">Charles Turner</a> is reporting from the Mendocino Complex Fire.</strong>
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Once the fire has been brought under control, residents face the prospect of returning home, and preparing for the next one. <span style="font-weight: 400;">“In California, it’s not a question of if the next fire comes, it’s when,” said Jonathan Cox, battalion chief and information officer with Cal Fire.</span>  
<em>WikiTribune</em> wants to look into the aftermath of these destructive fires and the complex world of land and home recovery after a devastating blaze.  
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<span style="font-weight: 400;">At least <a href="https://eu.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2018/08/14/firefighter-dies-mendocino-complex-fire/984613002/">115 homes have been destroyed</a> in the Mendocino Fire. </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">Report with <em>WikiTribune</em> by writing, editing and offering ideas to pursue or resources that could help. </span>  
<h2><b>Help report:</b></h2>  <h2><b>Here's what we need:</b></h2>
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<li>Have you, or anyone you know, suffered from a wildfire and can contribute to this story as it grows? <a href="https://www.wikitribune.com/story/2018/08/09/natural-disasters/tell-wikitribune-how-to-report-on-the-california-wildfires/83339/?edit">EDIT this article</a>, add <a href="https://www.wikitribune.com/story/2018/08/09/natural-disasters/tell-wikitribune-how-to-report-on-the-california-wildfires/83339/?talk">TALK comments</a> or fill out <a href="https://wikitribune-2.forms.fm/wildfires/forms/5343">this survey</a>: <a href="https://wikitribune-2.forms.fm/wildfires/forms/5343">https://wikitribune-2.forms.fm/wildfires/forms/5343</a></li>   <li>Have you, or anyone you know, suffered from a wildfire? <a href="https://www.wikitribune.com/story/2018/08/09/natural-disasters/tell-wikitribune-how-to-report-on-the-california-wildfires/83339/?edit">EDIT this article</a>, add <a href="https://www.wikitribune.com/story/2018/08/09/natural-disasters/tell-wikitribune-how-to-report-on-the-california-wildfires/83339/?talk">TALK comments</a> or fill out <a href="https://wikitribune-2.forms.fm/wildfires/forms/5343">this survey</a>: <a href="https://wikitribune-2.forms.fm/wildfires/forms/5343">https://wikitribune-2.forms.fm/wildfires/forms/5343</a></li>
<li>What are the various interest groups involved in the aftermath of a major fire? This includes fire departments, government/tax offices, insurance/bank representatives, developers/contractors, environmental groups, politicians and property owners themselves.</li>  <li>What are the various interest groups involved in the aftermath of a major fire? This includes fire departments, government/tax offices, insurance/bank representatives, developers/contractors, environmental groups, politicians and property owners themselves.</li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Why were major towns spared from the Mendocino Complex Fire? </span></li>   <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">Why were major towns spared from the Mendocino Complex fire? </span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Does the U.S. have a robust fire safety system, or a subpar one, compared to other countries?</span></li>   <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">Does the U.S. have a robust fire safety system, or a subpar one, compared to other countries?</span></li>
<li>Would more logging, if done responsibly, make wildfires less intense in the future?</li>  <li>Would more logging, if done responsibly, make wildfires less intense in the future?</li>
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<h2><b>People to interview: </b></h2> <h2><b>People to interview: </b></h2>
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<li><a href="http://www.essc.psu.edu/essc_web/people/index.html"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Michael Mann</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">: Director of the Earth System Science Center at Penn State University</span></li>   <li><a href="http://www.essc.psu.edu/essc_web/people/index.html"><span style="font-weight: 400">Michael Mann</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400">: Director of the Earth System Science Center at Penn State University</span></li>
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