View From Above: California Wildfires in Photos

Nov 13, 2018

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As three deadly wildfires continue to blaze in California, people have taken to social media to share photos and videos of the devastation — and highlight the bravery of the people fighting to put them out. Though the Camp Fire in northern California and the Woolsey and Hill fires in southern California have mostly impacted residents of Paradise, Malibu, Agoura Hills and Calabasas, they’re causing the evacuation of hotels and Airbnbs in the area. All the major domestic carriers — American, Delta, United, Southwest and JetBlue — have issued waivers for travelers affected by the wildfires.

Los Angeles County and Ventura County firefighters have been working around the clock to contain the flames. The Los Angeles County Fire Department Air Operations Section has been sharing shocking photos on its Instagram and Twitter accounts.

 

Footage captured from a firefighting Sikorsky Firehawk helicopter tracing the Pacific Coast Highway shows the relentless blaze surging over the hillside.

Veteran firefighter Michael Dubron has also been sharing videos of the fires on his Twitter account.

 

And other witnesses have been posting photos taken from up in the air over Los Angeles, where the thick clouds of smoke threaten to hamper operations in and out of LAX.

Feature image by Francine Orr/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images.

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