Alan Simmons is a former firefighter who captures, up close, the intense work trying to control major wildfires. Simmons tells Anderson Cooper what it's like to battle rapidly growing blazes in California.
On Friday a Los Angeles-area wildfire threatened 4,000 homes and spread across 28,000 acres in less than a day and a half. Here are photos of firefighters in action:
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