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18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Paradise

This was taken on November 30, 2018, a few days after the charming town of Paradise experienced the deadliest and most destructive fire in California. The Camp Fire (named after Camp Creek Road) started around sunrise on November 8, 2018. It spread rapidly due to low humidity and high winds and caused at least 85 fatalities and destroyed more than 18,000 structures. This aerial image was taken while flying my plane.

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Date Taken: 11.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Camera: NIKON D810
Copyright: © Jassen Todorov