Over the last few years I've noticed some stunning photographs that captured some incredibly dramatic north-state fire moments. With each new fire season, I started to pay extra attention to one particular name that kept popping up: Mike Daly.
During the Carr Fire, Daly not only took fire photos, but he took it upon himself to drive into active fire areas to provide live Facebook coverage of neighborhoods' status. This was a huge comfort for those who'd been evacuated and were waiting for word about their homes.
Sometimes, Daly reported good news, that a home had been spared. Other times, it was the worst news; that a home was lost. But with Daly's reports, people knew one way or another. Many of Daly's posts had thousands of views, and just as many shares. Following Daly's reports, his Facebook page was flooded with outpourings of support and gratitude for Daly.
Daly gained a reputation as a photographer who would sometimes go where many feared to venture. Soon, the Carr Fire took Daly's recognition as a freelance photographer to a whole other level.
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