The "devil winds" of southern California are meteorological bellows stoking the fires burning in Los Angeles.
The proximity of so many people, who compromise a major media center, has resulted in breathtaking images of the fires.
Below is a brief curation of some of the most powerful images from the LA fires:
5 friends from Camarillo banded together and went to Ventura to do what they can: help try stop homes from catching… https://t.co/h8LliLevIk— Marcus Yam 文火 (@Marcus Yam 文火)1512470886.0
#ThomasFire Photographers shoot with unusual light at Wednesday’s sunset as fire in the hills of the 101 freeway No… https://t.co/i6ngGWGvFX— Al Seib (@Al Seib)1512614817.0
Follow @latimes and our @latimesphotos photogs for live updates on #wildfires as we go beyond just showing you flam… https://t.co/ILUeDK5M7t— Marcus Yam 文火 (@Marcus Yam 文火)1512611924.0
Scenes from the Skirball Fire in Bel Air on December 6, 2017. https://t.co/Cwjpnov3V1— Genaro Molina (@Genaro Molina)1512615189.0
The #CreekFire left Wildlife Waystation staffers working in the dark with lions, chimpanzees and bison… https://t.co/9bhzD4YYWx— Los Angeles Times (@Los Angeles Times)1512614709.0
Take a deep breath of bad #air as a pall of #smoke from ongoing #wildfires hangs over the #LA Basin. https://t.co/ede196Uk7p— luis sinco (@luis sinco)1512610056.0
Stunning before and after photos by @bvdbrug of neighborhoods destroyed by the #ThomasFire https://t.co/6a3F153bas… https://t.co/qB896wzjly— Javier Panzar (@Javier Panzar)1512608703.0
If you are interested in the huge fires taking place in California at the moment, I recommend following LA Times ph… https://t.co/oYd5rhw7I5— Amy Feldtmann (@Amy Feldtmann)1512605389.0
Update: The 405 Freeway has re-opened in both direction https://t.co/BvVwpZKmq1 https://t.co/TZdjwB8SDK— Los Angeles Times (@Los Angeles Times)1512603757.0
Marcus Yam (@yamphoto) of the LA Times captured vivid scenes of the #ThomasFire in #Ventura County.… https://t.co/rAb9SWw3LV— VREG (@VREG)1512613537.0