The recent wildfires that have spread throughout California have now been called the worst wildfires to cross the region's history. The numbers are staggering in loss of life, homes, vehicles, land, infrastructure and more. The tragic loss of life in these fires is adding up as families still search for loved ones and find serious, hard realities.
The world is still reeling from news about the tragic London high-rise fire that killed dozens, injured many more and left over 100 families homeless. As more information emerges about this terrible incident, one thing is becoming clear: there were known safety issues about the building that were ignored until it was too late. Preliminary reports show that residents had reported issues with there only being a single entry and exit to the 24-story tower while repairs were ongoing, and that there were no sprinklers installed in the building.