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Sep 14, 2015

Fighting The California Wild Fires

Fighting The California Wild Fires

It seems we post a set of images featuring wild fires in California at least once a year, but the imagery is still as daunting and impressive as ever.
We feel we also need to keep reminding ourselves what a brave bunch of people fire fighters are.

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Handout satellite photo of fires burning in three western states HANDOUT/REUTERS

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Smoke plumes rise from the so-called "Rough Fire" in the Sierra National Forest, California MAX WHITTAKER/REUTERS

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Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park rangers and firefighters monitor the so-called "Rough Fire" in the Sierra National Forest, California MAX WHITTAKER/REUTERS

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A burned trucks sits next to the remains of the Kings Canyon Lodge, burnt by the so-called "Rough Fire" in the Sequoia National Forest, California MAX WHITTAKER/REUTERS

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A Stanislaus Hotshots crew studies a map of the so-called "Rough Fire" in the Sequoia National Forest, California MAX WHITTAKER/REUTERS

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A campground sign near Hume Lake is burned by the so-called "Rough Fire" in the Sequoia National Forest, California MAX WHITTAKER/REUTERS

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A burned area on the so-called "Rough Fire" in the Sequoia National Forest, California MAX WHITTAKER/REUTERS

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The remains of the Kings Canyon Lodge are seen after it was burnt by the so-called "Rough Fire" in the Sequoia National Forest, California MAX WHITTAKER/REUTERS

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Burned hose is pictured near the remains of the Kings Canyon Lodge, burnt by the so-called "Rough Fire" in the Sequoia National Forest, California MAX WHITTAKER/REUTERS

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Handout photo of treetops burning during the Wolverine Fire near Holden, Washington HANDOUT/REUTERS

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The Stanislaus Hotshots dig a fire line around a spot fire on the so-called "Rough Fire" in the Sequoia National Forest, California MAX WHITTAKER/REUTERS

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Stanislaus Hotshot Ryan Galloway checks the edge on his saw while sharpening during a break on the so-called "Rough Fire" in the Sequoia National Forest, California MAX WHITTAKER/REUTERS

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A firefighting helicopter sucks water out of Hume Lake to battle the so-called "Rough Fire" in the Sequoia National Forest, California MAX WHITTAKER/REUTERS

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Moraga-Orinda Firefighter Mike Lacy checks the wind speed on the so-called "Rough Fire" in the Sequoia National Forest, California MAX WHITTAKER/REUTERS

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A firefighting plane drops retardant ahead of the so-called "Rough Fire" in the Sequoia National Forest, California MAX WHITTAKER/REUTERS

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Fulton Hotshot Michael Turowski lights a controlled burn on the so-called "Rough Fire" in the Sequoia National Forest, California MAX WHITTAKER/REUTERS

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A firefighting plane drops retardant ahead of the so-called "Rough Fire" in the Sequoia National Forest, California MAX WHITTAKER/REUTERS

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Pine cones burn during a controlled burn on the so-called "Rough Fire" in the Sequoia National Forest, California MAX WHITTAKER/REUTERS

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A member of the Fulton Hotshots watches a controlled burn on the so-called "Rough Fire" in the Sequoia National Forest, California MAX WHITTAKER/REUTERS

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Los Padres National Forest firefighters watch a controlled burn on the so-called "Rough Fire" in the Sequoia National Forest, California. MAX WHITTAKER/REUTERS

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A Fulton Hotshot lights a controlled burn on the so-called "Rough Fire" in the Sequoia National Forest, California MAX WHITTAKER/REUTERS

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A controlled burn ignites pine trees on the so-called "Rough Fire" in the Sequoia National Forest, California MAX WHITTAKER/REUTERS

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Firefighter works to save a residence as the Butte fire burns in San Andreas, California NOAH BERGER/REUTERS

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A home burns as the Butte Fire rages through Mountain Ranch NOAH BERGER/REUTERS

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Cars burn as the Butte Fire rages through the Scott's Junction area near Mountain Ranch NOAH BERGER/REUTERS

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A shed burns as the Butte Fire rages through Mountain Ranch NOAH BERGER/REUTERS

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A firefighter sprays water while fire surrounds boats as the Butte Fire rages near Mountain Ranch NOAH BERGER/REUTERS

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Firefighters work to save a home as the Butte Fire rages through the Scott's Junction area near Mountain Ranch NOAH BERGER/REUTERS

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A home burns as the Butte Fire rages near Mountain Ranch NOAH BERGER/REUTERS

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A cow grazes in a pasture as the Butte Fire burns Mountain Ranch NOAH BERGER/REUTERS

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Billowing smoke rises above a residence as the Butte Fire burns in San Andreas NOAH BERGER/REUTERS

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A house burns as the Butte fire rages through Mountain Ranch NOAH BERGER/REUTERS

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A house burns as the Butte fire rages through Mountain Ranch NOAH BERGER/REUTERS

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Flames from the Butte fire pass a yard sculpture in Mountain Ranch NOAH BERGER/REUTERS

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Flames from the Butte fire rise over a pasture in Mountain Ranch NOAH BERGER/REUTERS

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Flames engulf a tree as the Butte fire rages near San Andreas NOAH BERGER/REUTERS

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Firefighters monitor a backfire as they try to contain the Butte fire near San Andreas NOAH BERGER/REUTERS

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Flames from a backfire burn through dry vegetation as firefighters battle the Butte fire near San Andreas NOAH BERGER/REUTERS

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Firefighters light a backfire while battling the Butte fire near San Andreas NOAH BERGER/REUTERS

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Firefighter sprays water on a backfire while battling the Butte fire near San Andreas NOAH BERGER/REUTERS

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Firefighter sprays water on a backfire while battling the Butte fire near San Andreas NOAH BERGER/REUTERS

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Firefighter ignites a backfire to contain the Butte fire near San Andreas NOAH BERGER/REUTERS

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Firefighter lights a backfire while battling the Butte fire near San Andreas NOAH BERGER/REUTERS

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Firefighter Andrew Dodds monitors a backfire while battling the Butte fire near San Andreas NOAH BERGER/REUTERS

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Firefighter covers his face while battling the Butte fire near San Andreas NOAH BERGER/REUTERS

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Burned out remains of vehicles and homes scorched by the Valley fire line Wardlaw St. in Middletown NOAH BERGER/REUTERS

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Burned out remains of vehicles and homes scorched by the Valley Fire line Jefferson St. in Middletown NOAH BERGER/REUTERS

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Burned out remains of a vehicle and homes scorched by the Valley Fire line Lincoln St. in Middletown, California NOAH BERGER/REUTERS

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Ezequiel Cervantes, whose father's home was spared as the Valley Fire raged down Highway 175, surveys a neighbor's destroyed home in Middletown, California NOAH BERGER/REUTERS

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A cameraman surveys homes and vehicles destroyed by the Valley Fire in Middletown, California NOAH BERGER/REUTERS

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The walls of a destroyed residence remain standing after the Valley Fire raged through Middletown, California NOAH BERGER/REUTERS

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A destroyed vehicle rests under a carport after the Valley Fire raged through Middletown NOAH BERGER/REUTERS

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A dead horse lies beside Highway 175 after the Valley Fire raged through Middletown NOAH BERGER/REUTERS

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A residence on Siegler Canyon Road burns as the Valley Fire rages through Middletown, California NOAH BERGER/REUTERS

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Flames from the Valley Fire cover a hillside along Highway 29 in Lower Lake NOAH BERGER/REUTERS

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Burned out remains of vehicles and homes scorched by the Valley Fire line Wardlaw St. in Middletown NOAH BERGER/REUTERS

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Firefighter Jesse Kaplanis battles the Valley Fire in Lower Lake NOAH BERGER/REUTERS

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A firefighter from Cal Fire Santa Clara sleeps atop his unit's firetruck after battling the Valley Fire in Middletown NOAH BERGER/REUTERS

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Cal Fire Santa Clara firefighters rest after battling the Valley Fire in Middletown NOAH BERGER/REUTERS

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A residence on Siegler Canyon Rd. burns as the Valley Fire rages through Middletown NOAH BERGER/REUTERS

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A firetruck passes flames from the Valley Fire on Highway 29 in Lower Lake NOAH BERGER/REUTERS

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