An aerial view of smoke rising over mountains from the Eagle Creek Fire in the Columbia River Gorge, Ore. on Sept. 12, 2017. The wildfire, first reported on Sept. 2, 2017, quickly spread to over 48,000 acres in two weeks, destroying fauna and flora and pushing residents out of their homes. This series highlights the backdrop of wildfires and how they transform the views of the landscape they conquer.

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