The California wildfires has been one of the most devastated cataclysmic fires in recent history with at least 42 people killed.
Hundreds of thousands of people have had to flee from raging inferno in different parts of the state.
In Northern California, the Camp Fire in the town of Paradise destroyed 90% of homes. As residents tried to flee, many of them were caught in a traffic jam and some of the victims were killed in their cars.
In southern California, firefighters were fighting to control the Woolsey Fire that forced about 170,000 residents from their homes in mandatory evacuation in Los Angeles County in a swath of area that ranged from Malibu to the San Fernando Valley’s West Hills.
Dozens and dozens of homes were ruined in Malibu and animal owners left their pets on a beach in Malibu.
Stunning photos by LA Times photographer Wally Skalij showed llamas tied to a lifeguard station. Horses were brought in. One remarkable photo had a lone owl hunkered down on the beach.
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