A Tough Question in California: Whether to Rebuild in Places That Will Burn Again

Route Fifty: As the community of Paradise, California looks to recover from the state’s deadliest and most destructive wildfire on record, some are questioning whether the Northern California foothills community in Butte County should be rebuilt in such a vulnerable spot.

History, topography and a changing climate are not on the side for those who intend or want to rebuild in hard-to-evacuate Paradise, which is particularly at risk since there are only a few roads leading out of town.

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