Photographs that were taken over the weekend of the Creek Valley fire in Fresno, and the Valley Fire in San Diego, give some idea of the level of intensity the fires have reached, and those on the front lines fighting the flames.
A firefighter battling the Creek Fire in Shaver Lake, Fresno County on Sunday.
The Creek Fire blew up on Saturday reaching over 36,000 acres and grew to 73,278 acres on Sunday.
A firefighter tackling the Valley Fire in Jamul on Sunday.
Firefighters tackle the Valley Fire in Jamul, California.
A building in Shaver Lake is consumed by the Creek Fire.
In San Bernadino, meanwhile, firefighters have also been struggling to stop the spread of the El Dorado Ranch Park fire.
A state of emergency has been declared across five counties in California. https://t.co/5KzJsF6O6X— Mashable (@mashable) September 7, 2020
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