Dozens of charred, abandoned cars made for a surreal landscape after a massive wildfire swept across a major Southern California freeway yesterday afternoon. Early this morning officials confirmed that five drones flying over the scene hindered firefighters’ response and caused the fire to jump the freeway.
Attention: inconsiderate man-baby drone enthusiasts everywhere—your aerial shot of an immense inferno should never, ever stand between firefighters and their ability to extinguish a fire. Unfortunately, the Los Angeles Times reports that some dronebag in California did just that.
KUSI San Diego news photographer Taylor Schuss got bombed by a DC-10 tanker that was being used to fight the wildfires near San Marcos, CA.
Wildfire continues to rage across much of the west, and the military has responded by dispatching tanker planes to help battle the blazes. This video shows an Air National Guard crew dropping chemical fire retardant over one of Colorado's wildfires with a C-130 Hercules.
Colorado has faced its worst wildfire season in history and three fires continue to rage: The High Park fire in Ft. Collins, the Flagstaff Fire in Boulder, and the Waldo Canyon fire in Colorado Springs.
Hot, dry, and windy: the key ingredients for wildfire. Colorado's Front Range has been no stranger to those elements and their deadly offspring this week as crack fire crews battle blazes in Ft. Collins, Boulder and Colorado Springs.
Amazingly, there have been no deaths in the wildfires that erupted on the outskirts of Athens, Greece. The only casualties so far have been automobiles, but we still weep. Can you help us identify the bodies below?