Facebook Twitter

Wildfires rage in California. See the unreal and horrifying photos

Wild fires continue to rage around San Francisco. See photos

SHARE Wildfires rage in California. See the unreal and horrifying photos
AP20232126096877.jpg

A home burns as the LNU Lightning Complex fires tear through the Spanish Flat community in unincorporated Napa County, Calif., on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. Fire crews across the region scrambled to contain dozens of wildfires sparked by lightning strikes as a statewide heat wave continues.

Noah Berger, Associated Press

Wildfires continue to rage in Northern California.

According to CNN, 33 wildfires are burning through 141,000 acres in the area. They have been broken into three zones so far:

  • LNU Lightning Complex, which includes all the fires in Napa, Sonoma, and Solano Counties.
  • SCU Lightning Complex is burning through Santa Clara County, which includes 20 different fires among 85,000 acres.
  • CZU August Lightning Complex is in San Mateo and Santa Cruz counties, which is burning through 10,000 acres,

The fires have led 50 structures to be destroyed. Residents had to run from the Vacaville fires overnight.

More fires began after lightning struck the area, too.

We’ve rounded up a slew of photos from the California fires, which you can see below.

AP20232438753034.jpg

Matt Nichols sprays water while trying to save his home as the LNU Lightning Complex fires tear through Vacaville, Calif., on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. Fire crews across the region scrambled to contain dozens of wildfires sparked by lightning strikes as a statewide heat wave continues.

Noah Berger, Associated Press

AP20232133767940.jpg

An air tanker drops retardant as the LNU Lightning Complex fires tear through the Spanish Flat community in unincorporated Napa County, Calif., on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. Fire crews across the region scrambled to contain dozens of wildfires sparked by lightning strikes as a statewide heat wave continues.

Noah Berger, Associated Press

AP20232446856756.jpg

A fire vehicle passes burning trees on Pleasants Valley Road near Winters, Calif., as the LNU Lightning Complex fires tear through the area on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. Fire crews across the region scrambled to contain dozens of wildfires sparked by lightning strikes as a statewide heat wave continues.

Noah Berger, Associated Press

AP20232165969386.jpg

Members of the Grizzly Firefighters work against the Carmel Fire near Carmel Valley, Calif., on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020.

Nic Coury, Associated Press

AP20232457915858.jpg

Seen in a long exposure photograph, embers burn along a hillside as the LNU Lightning Complex fires tear through unincorporated Napa County, Calif., on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. Fire crews across the region scrambled to contain dozens of wildfires sparked by lightning strikes as a statewide heat wave continues.

Noah Berger, Associated Press

AP20231153421925.jpg

Inmate firefighters rest during a break from working against the River Fire in Salinas, Calif., on Monday, Aug. 17, 2020. Fire crews across the region scrambled to contain dozens of blazes sparked by lightning strikes as a statewide heat wave continues.

Noah Berger, Associated Press

AP20232438477846.jpg

Bill Nichols, 84, works to save his home as the LNU Lightning Complex fires tear through Vacaville, Calif., on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. Nichols has lived in the home for 77 years. Fire crews across the region scrambled to contain dozens of wildfires sparked by lightning strikes as a statewide heat wave continues.

Noah Berger, Associated Press

AP20232216390629.jpg

Firefighters take refuge in their trucks in a cleared field as a wildfire also known as the Hennessey Fire jumped Knoxville Berryessa Road, west of Sacramento, Calif., on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020.

Kent Porter, The Press Democrat via AP

AP20232126020843.jpg

A mobile home and car burn at Spanish Flat Mobile Villa as the LNU Lightning Complex fires tear through unincorporated Napa County, Calif., on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. Fire crews across the region scrambled to contain dozens of wildfires sparked by lightning strikes as a statewide heat wave continues.

Noah Berger, Associated Press

AP20232112062058.jpg

Jerry Kuny sprays water on a home as flames from the LNU Lightning Complex fires approach on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, in unincorporated Napa County, Calif. This home remained standing although the fire went on to destroy multiple residences.

Noah Berger, Associated Press

AP20232100898788.jpg

A vehicle drives along Knoxville Road, with flames from the LNU Lightning Complex fires in the background on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, in Napa County, Calif. The blaze went on to destroy multiple homes near Lake Berryessa. Fire crews across the region scrambled to contain dozens of blazes sparked by lightning strikes as a statewide heat wave continues.

Noah Berger, Associated Press

AP20232100645166.jpg

A flag flies as flames from the LNU Lightning Complex fires crest a ridge on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, in Napa County, Calif. The blaze went on to destroy multiple homes near Lake Berryessa. Fire crews across the region scrambled to contain dozens of blazes sparked by lightning strikes as a statewide heat wave continues.

Noah Berger, Associated Press

AP20231848847188.jpg

A plume rises over a vineyard in unincorporated Napa County as the Hennessey Fire burns on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. Fire crews across the region scrambled to contain dozens of blazes sparked by lightning strikes as a statewide heat wave continues.

Noah Berger, Associated Press

AP20231848524969.jpg

Flames consume a cabin at the Nichelini Family Winery in unincorporated Napa County as the Hennessey Fire burns on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. A winery family member said they had spent 10 hours Monday rebuilding the cabin’s foundation. Fire crews across the region scrambled to contain dozens of blazes sparked by lightning strikes as a statewide heat wave continues.

Noah Berger, Associated Press

AP20231125444353.jpg

Flames from the River Fire crest a ridge as firefighters Ian Johnson, right, and Capt. Mike Campbell protects a home in Salinas, Calif., on Monday, Aug. 17, 2020. Fire crews across the region scrambled to contain dozens of blazes sparked by lightning strikes as a statewide heatwave continues.

Noah Berger, Associated Press

AP20231125209548.jpg

Firefighter Ian Johnson watches as an air tanker drops retardant to keep the River Fire from reaching a home in Salinas, Calif., on Monday, Aug. 17, 2020. Fire crews across the region scrambled to contain dozens of blazes sparked by lightning strikes as a statewide heat wave continues.

Noah Berger, Associated Press

AP20231037457897.jpg

A helicopter drops water while battling the River Fire in Salinas, Calif., on Monday, Aug. 17, 2020. Fire crews across the region scrambled to contain dozens of blazes sparked by lightning strikes as a statewide heat wave continues.

Noah Berger, Associated Press

AP20230099432202.jpg

A helicopter carries water to drop onto the River fire near Salinas, Calif., on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020.

Nic Coury, Associated Press

AP20228848846233.jpg

A burned vehicle is seen in the Lake Hughes Fire in Angeles National Forest on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, north of Santa Clarita, Calif. A huge forest fire that prompted evacuations north of Los Angeles flared up around noon Saturday, Aug. 15, sending up a cloud of smoke as it headed toward thick, dry brush in the Angeles National Forest. Evacuation orders remain in effect for the western Antelope Valley because erratic winds in the forecast could push the fire toward homes.

Ringo H.W. Chiu, Associated Press

AP20227140544873.jpg

Motorists make their way along a road as the Ranch Fire burns, on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, in Azusa, Calif. Heat wave conditions were making difficult work for fire crews battling brush fires and wildfires across Southern California.

Marcio Jose Sanchez, Associated Press

AP20226370065244.jpg

A burned vehicle is seen as wind whips embers from a tree burned by the Lake Hughes Fire in Angeles National Forest on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, north of Santa Clarita, Calif.

Ringo H.W. Chiu, Associated Press

AP20226180323590.jpg

A helicopter drops water on the Lake Hughes Fire in Angeles National Forest on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, north of Santa Clarita, Calif.

Ringo H.W. Chiu, Associated Press

AP20226172887997.jpg

A firefighter works against the Lake Hughes Fire in Angeles National Forest on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, north of Santa Clarita, Calif.

Ringo H.W. Chiu, Associated Press

AP20226167016839.jpg

Firefighters work in the smoke and haze and embers from the Lake Hughes Fire in Angeles National Forest on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, north of Santa Clarita, Calif.

Ringo H.W. Chiu, Associated Press