Photographing Wildfires

AP photographers face risks capturing firefighting efforts

 

Firefighters try to hose down flames as homes burn in the Getty fire area along Tigertail Road, Oct. 28, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

 

By MARCIO JOSE SANCHEZ Associated Press

Dressed in flame-resistant clothes, heavy boots and carrying my two cameras, I spent a few minutes walking around and surveying the scene before starting to shoot photos. To get the best shots, you first need to fully understand a situation, everything from where firefighters are working to the winds.

A firefighter passes a burning home as the Hillside fire burns in San Bernardino, Calif., Oct. 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Firefighters watch as a helicopter drops water in a wildfire in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles, Oct. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Christian Monterrosa)

Embers fly across a roadway as the Kincade Fire burns through the Jimtown community of Sonoma County, Calif., Oct. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Vines surround a burning building as the Kincade Fire burns through the Jimtown community of unincorporated Sonoma County, Calif., Oct. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

A firefighters gets in position to hose down flames as a home burns in the Getty fire area along Tigertail Road, Oct. 28, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Fire crews walk along a blackened ridge as they battle the Getty fire, Oct. 28, 2019, in Los Angles. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

A Ventura County firefighter walks through a smoke covered landscape while fighting the Easy Fire, Oct. 30, 2019, in Simi Valley, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Associated Press photographer Marcio Jose Sanchez, left, takes a selfie with fellow AP photographer Gregory Bull while covering the Easy Fire on Oct. 30, 2019, in Simi Valley, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Associated Press photographer Marcio Jose Sanchez covers a wildfire Oct. 30, 2019, in Simi Valley, Calif. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

A firefighter sprays water as flames from the Hillside fire threaten a residence in San Bernardino, Calif., Oct. 31, 2019. The blaze, which ignited during red flag fire danger warnings, destroyed multiple residences. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

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