Thursday, July 28, 2016

California Burning



The terrifying, surreal beauty of the California sand fire


Thousands of acres have been burned amid triple-digit temperatures and dry conditions, endangering people and their homes.

July 24, 2016 A firefighting helicopter makes a water drop near homes in Santa Clarita, Calif. David McNew/Getty Images 

July 23, 2016 Firefighters from the Texas Canyon Hotshot crew work. David McNew/AFP/Getty Images


July 25, 2016 A convoy of firetrucks drives through Bear Canyon in Santa Clarita. David McNew/Getty Images

 July 24, 2016 Firefighters battle flames in Placerita Canyon. David McNew/Getty Images

July 24, 2016 Fire spreads through the night in Placerita Canyon. David McNew/Getty Images

July 24, 2016 A burning oak is seen in Placerita Canyon. David McNew/Getty Images

July 24, 2016 Firefighters battle flames in Placerita Canyon. David McNew/Getty Images

July 24, 2016 A firefighting helicopter makes a water drop near homes in Santa Clarita. David McNew/Getty Images

July 23, 2016 Flames are reflected in a backyard swimming pool near Santa Clarita. David McNew/AFP/Getty Images

July 24, 2016 Firefighters battle a fire that jumped the road in Placerita Canyon. David McNew/Getty Images

July 24, 2016 Residents flee as flames near their homes outside Santa Clarita. David McNew/AFP/Getty Images

July 24, 2016 Flames spread in Placerita Canyon. David McNew/Getty Images

July 23, 2016 A firefighter hoses down burning pipes near a water tank outside Santa Clarita. David McNew/AFP/Getty Images

July 23, 2016 A firefighting helicopter drops water near Santa Clarita. David McNew/AFP/Getty Images

July 23, 2016 A scorched landscape is left smoldering near Santa Clarita. David McNew/AFP/Getty Images

July 23, 2016 The Texas Canyon Hotshot crew fights the fire at a residential golf course near Santa Clarita. David McNew/AFP/Getty Images

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