As City Burns Around It, the Chico Enterprise-Record Rises to Cover Unspeakable Tragedy

It’s an iconic if horrifying shot of the Camp fire pulverizing Paradise — a large ball of grayish-black smoke with fire radiating on the right, taken less than two hours after the Northern California inferno started a week ago.

The photo ran on the websites of the New York Times, Washington Post and Time magazine. It was taken on an iPhone from the roof of the Chico Enterprise-Record’s office by the paper’s editor, David Little.

 

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