A Photojournalist’s Inside View of the Deadly California Wildfires

His recent photographs of the California wildfires show the heroic efforts of firefighters and law enforcement.

California Wildfires by Noah Berger

Firefighter Jose Corona sprays water as flames consume from the Camp Fire consume a home in Magalia, Calif., on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. (Photo: AP Photo/Noah Berger)

California Wildfires by Noah Berger Photojournalist

Embers fly above a firefighter as he works to control a backfire as the Delta Fire burns in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Calif., on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. (Photo: AP Photo/Noah Berger)

California Wildfires by Noah Berger Photojournalist

Firefighters discuss plans while battling the Carr Fire in Shasta, Calif., on Thursday, July 26, 2018. (Photo: AP Photo/Noah Berger)

California Wildfires by Noah Berger Photojournalist

An inmate firefighter walks along Highway 299 as the Carr fire tears through Shasta, Calif., on Thursday, July 26, 2018. Fueled by high temperatures, wind and low humidity, the blaze destroyed multiple homes and at least one historic building. (Photo: AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Photos of Camp Fire in California by Noah Berger Photojournalist

Capt. Steve Millosovich carries a cage of cats while battling the Camp Fire in Big Bend, Calif., on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. Millosovich said the cage fell from the bed of a pick-up truck as evacuee drove to safety. (Photo: AP Photo/Noah Berger)

California Wildfires by Noah Berger

Officer Randy Law tends to a horse rescued as the Camp Fire burns in Paradise, Calif., on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. (Photo: AP Photo/Noah Berger)

California Wildfires by Noah Berger Photojournalist

An air tanker drops retardant on the River Fire burning near Lakeport, Calif., on Monday, July 30, 2018. (Photo: AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Berger's images also highlight the devastating impact of these disasters on entire communities.

Photos of Camp Fire in California by Noah Berger Photojournalist

Nurse Cassie Lerossignol hugs as coworker as the Feather River Hospital burns while the Camp Fire rages through Paradise, Calif., on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. (Photo: AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Photos of Camp Fire in California by Noah Berger Photojournalist

A deer walks past a destroyed home on Orrin Lane after the Camp Fire burned through Paradise, Calif., on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018. (Photo: AP Photo/Noah Berger)

California Wildfires by Noah Berger Photojournalist

A VW Beetle scorched by the Carr Fire rest at a residence in Redding, Calif., on Friday, July 27, 2018. (Photo: AP Photo/Noah Berger)

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Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Contributing Writer and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.

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