Thank you firefighters: Dramatic photos illustrate exhausting battle against California wildfires

ByABC7.com staff KABC logo
Thursday, January 16, 2020
A firefighter covers his face with a U.S. flag scarf as he fights the Easy Fire, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, in Simi Valley, Calif.
A firefighter battles a wildfire in Riverside, Calif. Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019.
A firefighter watches a wildfire in Riverside, Calif. Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019.
A firefighter sprays water on a leveled home as the Hillside Fire burns in San Bernardino, Calif., on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019.
Firefighters battle a wildfire in Riverside, Calif. on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019.
Firefighters watch as flames approach during the 46 fire, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019, in Riverside, Calif.
A large pallet yard was burning in South Los Angeles Wednesday night and threatening other nearby properties and power lines.
A firefighter passes a burning home as the Hillside fire burns in San Bernardino, Calif., on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019.
Firefighters rest with their fire truck at outside a cardboard box factory that burned down by a wildfire in Riverside, Calif. Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019.
A firefighter shovels hot spots while battling the 46 Fire Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019, in Riverside, Calif.
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A firefighter covers his face with a U.S. flag scarf as he fights the Easy Fire, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, in Simi Valley, Calif.
AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Thousands of firefighters are risking their lives to battle dozens of wildfires burning across California this week.

Destructive blazes broke out in Riverside, Simi Valley, Santa Paula, San Bernardino and many other locations.

Above is a photographic tribute to those on the front lines of the firefight.

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Fires continued to ravage Southern California and thousands were forced to evacuate after multiple brush fires erupted across the Southland on Thursday.

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