Matthew Fleischer's L.A. Flaneur blog at True/Slant puts the recent L.A. wildfires into perspective. Taking a look at a University of Maryland red-filled map showing the world's literal hotspots, Fleischer concludes:
"The L.A. fires are just a speck. Meanwhile, roughly a third of Africa seems to be on fire . . . What is surprising is how much of Europe is currently being torched."
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Sufficiently humbled, we'll simply note here that today the Station Fire in the Angeles National Forest is 91 percent contained.