View From Above: California Wildfires in Photos
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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.
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BRUSH FIRE 10/31/18 Multiple @LACoFireAirOps water dropping helicopters assisted @LACountyFD with stopping the forward progress of a wildfire near structures in Topanga Canyon. @losangelesfiredepartment @lafdairops @lasdhq and @chp_westvalley all assisted. #SantaMariaFire #multimission #teamwork #Firehawk #helicopter #Firefighter #Paramedic #Pilot #LACoFD #LACountyFire #LosAngeles #firefighting #wildfire #brushfire #CAfire #LAfire #Topanga #TopangaCanyon
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Footage captured from a firefighting Sikorsky Firehawk helicopter tracing the Pacific Coast Highway shows the relentless blaze surging over the hillside.
VIDEO: @LACoFireAirOps Firehawk helicopter flying along Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu on the way to protect life and property. This is a historic event. Please follow the direction of local authorities. (Original video, ok to use with credit) @VCFD @LACoFD #WoolseyFire pic.twitter.com/SvZSfipzfk
— LACoFireAirOps (@LACoFireAirOps) November 10, 2018
Veteran firefighter Michael Dubron has also been sharing videos of the fires on his Twitter account.
Thanks to homeowners swimming pool providing water for @Sikorsky #Firehawks on #WoolseyFire in #Malibu Multi agency response @LACOFD @LAFD @VCFD @CAL_FIRE @LASDHQ to name a few. #Teamwork from all agencies and units. @LACoFDPIO pic.twitter.com/US69KTElJo
— Michael Dubron (@MichaelDubron) November 10, 2018
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.
— Michael Dubron (@MichaelDubron) November 9, 2018
— Michael Dubron (@MichaelDubron) November 9, 2018View this post on Instagram
Yesterday before landing in #LosAngeles we flew over the #city and had a view of the #fire Today we got news that one of our #music #friends mr. Lee Ritenour lost his house like so many others in that area. Thoughts go out to everyone affected by this tragedy ? . . . #LA #california #malibu
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Feature image by Francine Orr/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images.
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