Authorities Defend Decision Not To Send Evacuation Alerts During FireA week after the deadly Wine Country wildfires started, some residents were questioning why authorities in two of the counties hit hard by the fires opted not to send evacuation alerts to people's cell phones during the initial rapid spread.
Emergency Alerts Get Scrutiny Amid Deadly Wine Country WildfiresCommunities in wildfire-prone Northern California have an array of emergency systems designed to alert residents of danger. But after days of raging blazes left at least 23 dead, authorities said those methods will be assessed.

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