All the news coverage shows what effect media has on the public. Small fire here yesterday way south of town. There were lineups at every gas station, rush at the grocery stores, rumours flying, phones ringing - pack your bags - all over FB.
Nothing on the radio but people were willing to believe 'they wouldn't warn us'.
Took this pic and went to the gas station to buy an ice cream but they were crowding the gas pumps. Inside someone said the fire had already reached Camp Morice, the road was about to be closed, the power about to go out... people started buzzing even more.
That camp is on the shore of the lake, the white dots way to the right. You can clearly see the fire's miles off and the wind blowing it the opposite way. But like current politics, some people simply refuse to believe what they can see with their own eyes!