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Sonali Kohli

Sonali Kohli is a reporter covering educationfor the Los Angeles Times. A product of Southern California, she grew up in Diamond Bar and graduated from UCLA. She worked as a metro reporter for the Orange County Register and as a reporter covering education and diversity for Quartz before joining The Times in 2015.
Off the beaten track, some thought they'd found refuge — until a fire found them in its path

A look at the victims of the Camp Fire, the deadliest wildfire in modern California history.

Her father ran back into the house during the Camp fire. Then she watched it burn to the ground.

Anna Dise and her father, Gordon Dise, 66, watched news of the Camp fire approaching their home near Butte Creek for as long as they could Thursday until the power went out mid day. It’s hard for her to nail down times—the sky felt black even at 2 p.m. After that, it was up to Anna to keep an eye...

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