This series is part of my long-term project on California’s nature. With drastic and accelerating conditions of climate change around the world, California has not been spared—experiencing years of historic drought and wildfires. The year 2015 was the worst for my community of Lake County, located in Northern California. That summer, extreme high temperatures and strong gusts of wind caused multiple massive wildfires that ravaged the county. Valley Fire, the last one of that season, affected me directly. Its sudden development and rapid spread caused panic and damage in communities that stood in its way. I witnessed the beginning of the fire personally...
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