Fire in Homeless Encampments Is a Danger to Everyone

On March 28 at approximately 3:50 pm, a fire was reported on private land called the Kavanaugh Tract. Located on the edge of Menlo Park and across the street from homes in East Palo Alto, the fire spread through grass and bushes that were four to six feet high. Despite the wetness of the area, a firm bog, and green grass, the fire spread rapidly with flames reaching 20 feet high. The fire was one of several in the past month that broke out near homeless encampments. This one just happened to spread out of control. Continue reading Fire in Homeless Encampments Is a Danger to Everyone