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In pictures: Wildfires race through dry, windy California

Updated : 2020-09-14 14:50:57

Over the last month, California wildfires have chased thousands of families from their homes, destroyed more than 3,600 buildings, blackened huge expanses of land and killed 12 people.

Members of firefighters walk in line during a wildfire in Yucaipa, California. Over the last month, California wildfires have chased thousands of families from their homes, destroyed more than 3,600 buildings, blackened huge expanses of land and killed 12 people. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
Members of firefighters walk in line during a wildfire in Yucaipa, California. Over the last month, California wildfires have chased thousands of families from their homes, destroyed more than 3,600 buildings, blackened huge expanses of land and killed 12 people. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
An air tanker drops retardant at a wildfire burns at a hillside in Yucaipa, California. In all, more than two dozen major fires are burning around the state, some of them among the largest in recent California history. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
An air tanker drops retardant at a wildfire burns at a hillside in Yucaipa, California. In all, more than two dozen major fires are burning around the state, some of them among the largest in recent California history. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
In this photo provided by Frederic Larson, the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, is seen amid a smoky, orange hue caused by the ongoing wildfires. Feeding off strong winds and dry brush, the fast-growing blazes have chewed through old-growth redwoods and chaparral and forced evacuations in wine country north of San Francisco and along with the Sierra Nevada mountain range. (Frederic Larson via AP)
In this photo provided by Frederic Larson, the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, is seen amid a smoky, orange hue caused by the ongoing wildfires. Feeding off strong winds and dry brush, the fast-growing blazes have chewed through old-growth redwoods and chaparral and forced evacuations in wine country north of San Francisco and along with the Sierra Nevada mountain range. (Frederic Larson via AP)
A helicopter prepares to drop water at a wildfire in Yucaipa, California. Drifting smoke chokes much of the state and fills the sky with an eerie orange glow. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
A helicopter prepares to drop water at a wildfire in Yucaipa, California. Drifting smoke chokes much of the state and fills the sky with an eerie orange glow. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
Embers light up a hillside behind the Bidwell Bar Bridge as the Bear Fire burns in Oroville, California. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
Embers light up a hillside behind the Bidwell Bar Bridge as the Bear Fire burns in Oroville, California. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
A firefighter battles the Creek Fire as it threatens homes in the Cascadel Woods neighbourhood of Madera County. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
A firefighter battles the Creek Fire as it threatens homes in the Cascadel Woods neighbourhood of Madera County. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
The blaze, part of the lightning-sparked North Complex, expanded at a critical rate of spread as winds buffeted the region. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
The blaze, part of the lightning-sparked North Complex, expanded at a critical rate of spread as winds buffeted the region. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
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