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Before and after pictures of California wildfires show extent of devastation

The remnants of a home destroyed in the Woolsey fire are seen Nov. 12, 2018, along Mulholland Highway in the hills above Malibu, California. (Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

It can be difficult to grasp the extent of the destruction from a natural disaster of the size and scope of the wildfires in California. The images below show how some of the places impacted looked just a few months ago, and how they look now.

Treasures from Paradise Antiques and Collectibles, Paradise, California (April 2018)



(Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)

 

Black Bear Diner in Paradise, California (April 2018)



(Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Summit Inn, Hesperia, California (July 2012)



(Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

Jack in the Box, Paradise, California (April 2018)



(Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)

The Shadowbrook apartment complex, Paradise, California (July 2012)

(Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)

The Paradise Inn, Paradise, California (April 2018)

(Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)

A private home on Busch Drive in Malibu (May 2016)

(Photo by Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)

A home in Malibu, California (May 2016)

NOTE: The strange-looking mountain from the picture after the fire is hidden behind the tree in the picture from before the fire, but you can see it and the white fence if you click on the Google Maps image and move slightly down the street. 

(Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

 

 

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