In September 2020, a fast-moving fire tore through a heavily forested area northeast of Fresno, California. Hundreds of campers enjoying the Labor Day weekend were forced to flee and many were trapped by the shore of a nearby lake, waiting to be rescued. A total of 214 people were airlifted from the area. The Rock Creek area shown here was a popular spot for family camping trips, but is now closed and devastated by the Creek Fire that destroyed 380,000 acres of forest and over 900 structures. A grim reminder of the increasing devastation of wildfires.

Author: Valerie Fall

I live part time in the San Joaquin Valley of California and in the Valley of the Sun in Arizona. California and Arizona both offer great opportunities for photography. I look forward to sharing images from wherever my travels take me.

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