Wildfires seem to be increasing every year in their occurrence. The summer of 2015 was a really rough year for the Pacific Northwest for wildfires. The Paradise wildfire began in May of that summer, and didn’t end until September, and it was at 40% containment at the time of its end. As it worsened, you could see the haze, the sun a blood orange as the haze masked it. As wildfires bring destruction, they also bring a certain level of beauty, especially to sunsets. These were taken in Steilacoom at the waterfront of the Puget Sound, the Olympic mountain range still at the mercy of the Paradise fire. It was an eerie feeling to know that you were standing in safety, in silence, and looking at loud and devastating destruction in the distance.



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