During July, I covered the Wragg wildfire which raged a week long, south of Lake Beryessa along highway 128, west of Winters. I grew up boating and hiking with my family on the lake and around the Beryessa area, so this fire had a rather personal ring to it for me, though that may be the subject of another piece some other time. While I'm saving the majority of my work for a larger piece on the California Drought, I wanted to share a few of the more remarkable images.
At nearly 7,000 acres burned, I thought it would end up being one of the larger wildfires in the region this summer, but not days after the Wragg fire was put out, the Rocky fire started north of Beryessa in Lake county, burning 70,000 acres. Immediately following that, the Jerusalem fire caught--now at 25,000+ acres burned as of writing this--and has merged with the area burned by the Rocky fire. Nearly 100,000 acres burned in Lake County, California alone.
Day 1 - Wednesday, July 22 | Davis & Winters