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Camp Fire

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For the survivors of the deadliest blaze in California history, the pandemic was a disaster upon a disaster. A reporter reflects on lessons learned while reporting on food insecurity after the 2018 blaze.
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This story was produced as part of a larger project led by Sarah Bohannon, a participant in the Center for Health Journalism Impact Fund. Other stories in this series include:
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A stream of studies over the past five years has explored the direct and indirect health effects of climate change and the special risks for children. An exhaustive new analysis in The Lancet amplifies those findings.
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Dena Kapsalis, director of student services at Paradise Unified School District, was surprised at first by how many students chose to return after the Camp Fire destroyed the town.
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Over a year after devastating fires, many families still struggle from both the initial trauma and the aftermath of the blaze.
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A deadly and growing threat to nursing home patients remains overlooked: extreme heat.

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