Paradise lost; a tale of fire, destruction and corporate negligence

The blazing fire that destroyed Paradise, California is being described as the worst fire in California history. Over 6,450 private residences have been burned to the ground. Hundreds of commercial buildings were damaged and nearly 15,000 structures remain threatened. While the death toll is currently estimated at 79; there are still at least 1000 people who remain missing. Many of the deceased were found burned alive in their vehicles; these poor souls were consumed by the fire as they attempted to flee the area.