September 14, 2020

Lisa Mitchell

Drone footage from over Eagle Point, a town in Oregon, shows the utter devastation wrought by the wildfires ravaging the west coast of America.

Captured and shared by news organisations including Reuters and CBC, it shows the blackened ruins of what were streets with houses and gardens, interspersed with charred trees.

This story is showing the power of having video in articles. The images coming out of California and Oregon are compelling.

Journalists with cameras have been up close to the raging infernos to capture the fast-moving fires on the ground.

Verified newsgathering from citizens using their mobile phones tells another angle, and in this case, captures the utter terror of watching a fire loom over your home.

As the fires continue to rage, journalists around the world are investigating just why they are so intense this year.

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