California National Guard members helped clear debris and tend to land burned by the CZU Lightning Complex fires on Monday, August 31.
The CZU Lightning Complex fires have burned more than 85,000 acres across San Mateo and Santa Cruz counties since the fires started on August 16, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire). The blazes were 43 percent contained as of Tuesday.
The fires have destroyed more than 1,400 structures and resulted in at least one death, reports said.
This video shows California National Guard members assisting Cal Fire as they clear debris and tend to the fire line, a barrier firefighters create to help slow the spread of fires. Credit: California National Guard via Storyful