Andrea Germanos, staff writer
A bird bath is seen in front of the charred remains of a home after the passage of the Santiam Fire in Gates, Oregon, on September 10, 2020.
"I wish the 2020 wildfires were an anomaly—but this will not be a one-time event."
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
A firefighter douses flames as they push towards homes during the Creek fire in the Cascadel Woods area of unincorporated Madera County, California on September 7, 2020. (Photo: Josh Edelson/AFP via Getty Images)
"President Trump's silence and complete disregard for the millions of people at...


The devastating wildfires in Northern Californian drew firefighters from across the country. They also drew an inspiring crew of hotshots, special forces trained to fight fires in tough terrain, from American Samoa. Take a break from the week's news and watch the Samoans march through the Shasta-Trinity Forest giving thanks and singing praise in “Fa’afetai i le Atua.” They will lift you up.