Lyle Swesey sits in a lawn chair across the street from his burned-down home on Creekside Place in Auburn, Calif., Sunday, Aug. 30, as a helicopter drops water on hot spots. Photograph by Bryan Patrick, The Sacramento Bee
A Los Angeles County fire helicopter drops retardant on a hot spot during a wildfire, Aug. 28, in the Rolling Hills section of Rancho Palos Verdes. Photograph by Mark J. Terrill, AP
(Thanks to G.S. Gass)
Featured Comment by Richard Ripley: "Thanks for posting these links to the photos of the Station Fire. I live fairly near the fires and many of the places I hike and photograph are either in flames or have burned.
"The Angeles National Forest has been my playground for many years and though I understand this is the natural progression of things, I certainly feel for the homeowners who have lost homes or are in danger of losing homes. Even more I feel for the brave firefighters who lost their lives.
"As I write this, helicopters are churning overhead. I'm sure many of my favorite hiking and photographing areas are now blackened which of course is upsetting. Thanks again for sharing the photos."