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FIRST PLACE: “Path Through Inferno” captures the magnitude of wildland fires and illustrates the heroism in fighting the relentless fires in California in July 2004.
(Left) A fire fighter moves through the frontlines of a wildfire in north Los Angeles County. Walls of flames burned along Pine Canyon Road through the Pine Mountain area. Fire crews battled fast moving blazes in two other Southland regions: Griffith Park and a mountainous area of Riverside County near Palm Springs.
"Path Through Inferno"
SECOND PLACE: “Vulcan Road Fire” represents an outstanding composition of fire fighters in action against a raging fire that threatened an adjacent chemical storage facility. More than 100 fire fighters from across Toronto battled the $1 million, four-alarm fire at this family-run furniture store in North Etobicoke in August 2004. Miraculously, there were no injuries or casualties.
(Right) A fire fighter with an aerial hose pours water on the remains of Virk Home Furnishings.
Vulcan Road Fire
In “Quick Escape From Fire” a Buffalo fire fighter is shown diving head first from a burning house after fire filled the building from the ground floor up. Several other fire fighters also were forced to jump after the fire consumed the building.
(Left) A fire fighter escapes from a burning two-story home in Buffalo after a failed attempt to save two 8-year-old cousins. The boys died in the early morning blaze.
Quick Escape From Fire