Fires have been for quite some time been an uncontrollable danger in this state, but authorities now are starting to get a grip on the spread of this natural disaster. According to LA Times, just in the last week, 200,000 acres have been burned with 5,500 homes destroyed. These fires have additionally displaced 100,000 people and killed at least 41 people.
The question that this makes me pose is the role the federal government should play in the assistance of states come disasters as such, and furthermore, the role other states play in the assistance of each other. Should states be keeping to themselves during times of crisis and allow non-profits and the fed to step in, or do states have a moral obligation to help one another?