25 Shocking Photos of the California Fires You Have to See

Fires across California fueled by dry conditions and strong Santa Ana winds have destroyed structures and caused fatalities throughout the region. Click through to see the photos!

A home destroyed by the Woolsey Fire on Flintlock Lane in West Hills — in the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles, California.

Firefighters work to stop the Woolsey Fire from reaching homes on Dequincy Court in West Hills.

Firefighter Scott Wit surveys burnt out vehicles on the side of the road after fire tore through the area in Paradise, California.

Shane Clark’s home burns as his dad Keith helps get some of his belongings that were saved by firefighters on Hitching Post Lane after the Woolsey fire swept through the Bell Canyon neighborhood of West Hills.

A Butte County Sheriff Search and Rescue crew prepare to corral a goat with other abandoned animals that are being temporally held as fire continues to burn through the region, fueled by high winds in Butte County, California.

The Woolsey Fire burns above Malibu.

Volunteers help organize donations at Pierce College in Woodland Hills for those in need that are affected by the Woolsey Fire. The Woolsey Fire has led to the evacuation order for 250,000 people.

The Woolsey Fire approaches homes in Malibu, California. About 75,000 homes have been evacuated in Los Angeles and Ventura counties due to the two fires in the region.

A burnt hillside is seen behind a burnt out vehicle parked along Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu.

Alpacas are tended to on the beach after they were evacuated as the Woolsey Fire sweeps through Malibu.

Llamas are tied to a lifeguard stand on the beach in Malibu as the Woolsey Fire comes down the hill.Horses are yied to a pole on the beach in Malibu as the Woolsey Fire comes down the hill.

Firefighters battle a flare up of the Woolsey Fire in West Hills.

A statue and swimming pool survive the flames that consumed a home along Dapplegray Road after the Woolsey Fire burned through Bell Canyon, California.

Firefighters work to extinguish a flare-up of the Woolsey Fire on a hillside in West Hills.

The massive plume from the Camp Fire, burning in the Feather River Canyon near Paradise, California, wafts over the Sacramento Valley as seen from Chico, California.

Thick clouds of smoke are streaming over the hills of Topanga Canyon, east of Malibu.

A firefighting DC-10 makes a fire retardant drop over a wildfire in the mountains near Malibu Canyon Road. Strong Santa Ana winds have returned to Southern California, fanning a huge wildfire that has scorched a string of communities west of Los Angeles.

The Camp Fire burns in the hills near Big Bend, California. Fueled by high winds and low humidity the Camp Fire ripped through the town of Paradise charring 105,000 acres, killed dozens of people and has destroyed over 6,700 homes and businesses.

Flames climb trees as the Camp Fire tears through Paradise. Tens of thousands of people fled the fast-moving wildfire, some clutching babies and pets as they abandoned vehicles and struck out on foot ahead of the flames that forced the evacuation of an entire town and destroyed hundreds of structures.

Firefighters work on a controlled burn at a wildfire, in Magalia, California.

View of the Woolsey Canyon Fire.

Firefighters from various departments work to protect structures as the Woolsey Fire moves through Agoura Hills, California.

The Woolsey Fire burns towards Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills, California.

Firefighters from various departments work to protect structures as the Woolsey Fire moves through Agoura Hills.

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2 Comments

  1. Louise Amrine says

    Thank you for these pictures. I don’t think those of us outside of CA can comprehend the magnitude of this disaster without coverage like this.

    1. Paula Pendergrass says

      I totally agree. I had no idea of the impact these fires were making. The families, the homes and belonging and the brave men and women fighting to get control of this. Thank you for sharing,

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