OUT: Reporters acting foolishly during hurricanes; IN: Reporters acting foolishly during fires

by I'm Struggling
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CBS News’ David Begnaud is covering the Camp Fire in Northern California where he says there’s just so much fire to fight in the area that responders have to “prioritize life over property”:

As the Camp Fire destroys homes and structures in Paradise, Calif., "there's so much fire to fight that [responders] are having to prioritize life over property," @DavidBegnaud reports https://t.co/ami9hx2H5k pic.twitter.com/ST7d1PHtJx

— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) November 10, 2018

Which is smart. The responders should put the lives of people first. But we also think reporters should follow that advice and not put themselves at risk covering hurricanes and, you know, wildfires.

Here’s Begnaud dodging an explosion as he sets up the perfect shot:

WATCH: CBS News' @DavidBegnaud escapes an explosion while reporting on the destructive Camp Fire in Northern California. https://t.co/iLaDmz4NgV pic.twitter.com/ieRS9AKgdi

— CBS News (@CBSNews) November 9, 2018

He was being careful, he says:

We were in front of a storage facility in Paradise, CA., with a Cal Fire expert, when there was an explosion. We’d just discussed safety checks with our team: falling trees, & power lines; we were careful – an explosion was the one box I hadn’t checked in my mind. #campfire https://t.co/zfrNVSPreX

— David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) November 9, 2018

He was totally being safe with no eye or head protection:

Can I make a gentle suggestion?

If you really need to be in close proximity to fire, at least don appropriate personal protective equipment. Start with head, neck and eye protection. Might even consider a fire shelter (w/training).


— Craig Rose (@SmokeShowing911) November 9, 2018

Next time!


— David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) November 9, 2018



Yikes! Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore had a VERY close call during Hurricane Michael https://t.co/M3cOEogh1R

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) October 10, 2018

‘What a picture’! Waffle House truck serves free food outside Panama City location hit by Hurricane Michael https://t.co/S9qvkNPSag

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) October 15, 2018

'Third-world country war zone': Florida assesses the catastrophic damage from Hurricane Michael https://t.co/3BI0R49xnb

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) October 11, 2018


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