Destroyed homes—whether they are celebrities’ houses or in a trailer park—are a grim reminder of the unforgiving march of the flames fueled by dry, powerful winds. Alongside the destruction of property and loss of life is a common site, animals lost and separated from their owners.
The sight of animals displaced by the separate blazes are another reminder of how wildfires uproot the order of daily life. Rescued horses graze by a gas station or are tied up along the beach. Deer scour the burnt remains of a home. Dogs are reunited with tearful owners.