Since Oct. 4, wildfires have been scorching through Northern California, taking the lives and homes of people young and old.
These fires have burned over 221,000 acres of land, killing 31 people and destroying 2,800 residences.
Winds of up to 70 miles per hour aided the rapid spread of flames, but the cause of the outbreak is still under investigation.
Bodies burned beyond recognition have been found, along with human remains of merely ash and bone. Authorities are relying on dental records, fingerprints, tattoos and serial numbers on hip implants to identify victims.
Over 3,500 structures have been destroyed throughout Northern California since the beginning of the outbreak.
Sonoma, Mendocino, Yuba, and Napa County have all been devastated by this unfortunate series of fires, with evacuations still in action in the hope of saving more lives.