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California Town’s Evacuation Plan Questioned in Deadly Fire’s Wake

Ten years ago, as two wildfires advanced on Paradise, residents jumped into their vehicles to flee and got stuck in gridlock. That led authorities to devise a staggered evacuation plan, one that they used when fire came again last week. But Paradise’s carefully laid plans quickly devolved into a panicked exodus Nov. 8. Some survivors said that by the time they got the warnings, the flames were already extremely close, and they barely escaped with their lives. Others said they received no...

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