These photos show the destruction wrought by the 2019 California wildfires
Another year, and another advertisement for the dangers that lie ahead as California gets hotter and drier. The so-called Getty fire has sprung up in west Los Angeles to threaten heavily residential neighborhoods like Brentwood. That blaze joins a number of others already in progress—Kincade, Tick, Sonoma—to provide a vivid illustration of our new normal, just one year after the worst fire season in the state's history. Here are photos that showcase the scale of the destruction, and the bravery of those fighting to defend Golden State communities from planetary rage.