Wildfires are striking closer and closer to cities. We know how this will end
"The places now being ravaged are not forests or chaparral located somewhere out there, in the wilds. Instead the current wildfires demonstrate how easy it has become for fires to invade our suburbs and towns, with their 7-11s, gas stations and doctorsí offices, and lay them to waste. Where will this end? The prospects are disturbing.
" -- [www.theguardian.com
For those who want railroad-site "purity", here's your paragraph --
"In October 1871, railway workers sparked a brush fire in northern Wisconsin, which swept into the city of Peshtigo and killed 1,500 people there and elsewhere across a gargantuan footprint of 1.2 million acres. And in the great fires of 1910, fires burning across several Western states killed hundreds and razed a number of towns. People escaped by train as the fires virtually licked at their heels.