Double Your Impact

Donate today to MindSite News.

All gifts up to $1000 made until Dec 31 will be matched. 

Posted inInvestigations

Trial by Fire

California’s firefighters describe a broken and depleted fire service suffering a hidden, smoldering crisis. Across the state, Cal Fire crews that fight wildfires opened up to tell CalMatters their heart-wrenching stories — exhaustion on the firelines, weeks on duty without respite, suicidal thoughts, never-ending trauma and the terror and pain of seeing their colleagues injured or killed.