Photo of exhausted firefighters goes viral as California battle against wildfires intensifies

President Trump has officially declared the California wildfires a national emergency as they show no sign of slowing down. As little as 30% of the fires have been contained as of Monday evening.

At least 44 people have died since three wildfires broke out in California, with the Camp Fire taking dozens of lives in Northern California — making it the deadliest blaze in the state’s history, reports say. As of Sunday night, 228 people remained missing, Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea said, according to the Associated Press.

While families continue to flee with their belongings and pets, some brave men and women run into danger to save as many lives and property as they can. I’m talking about our brave firefighters and first responders.


Sadly this is not the first time these people have braved the flames that seem to be almost daily in the sunny state of California. A photo from the Venture fire last year has resurfaced and is going viral.

This photo posted by the Kern County Fire Department show exhausted Firemen getting some much needed sleep while the world still smolders and burns around the. they fought the flames to the brink of exhaustion. These firefighters were taking a much-needed break as they battled against the flames that ravaged California last December.

Source: Kern County Fire Dept

The caption posted to Instagram reads;

This is a photo of our Tehachapi Wildland Fire Crew 11. Our crews have worked hundreds of hours to help battle the #thomasfire. These fire fighters work 24 hour shifts and are pushed to the point of exhaustion. Thank you for your dedication and hard work to help the communities of Southern California.

Please pray for these brave heroes and that the fires will be out soon.