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Rong-Gong Lin II

Rong-Gong Lin II is a metro reporter for the Los Angeles Times, specializing in covering statewide earthquake safety issues and Northern California. He won the California Newspaper Publishers Assn.’s Freedom of Information Award and the University of Florida’s Joseph L. Brechner Freedom of Information Award. He was a finalist for the Ursula and Gilbert Farfel Prize for Excellence in Investigative Reporting and the Knight Award for Public Service. A San Francisco area native, he graduated from UC Berkeley in 2004.
Many victims of California’s worst wildfire were elderly and died in or near their homes, new data show

New information about the victims of Northern California's Camp fire paints a terrible picture of age, infirmity and, in some instances, stubbornness. The women and men who have been identified range in age from 39 to 99; however, 60% were in their 70s, 80s or 90s.

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