Farmworker Maria Carlines watches a huge plume of smoke from a massive wildfire on Thursday, December 7, 2017 in Santa Paula, California. The wind-swept blazes forced tens of thousands of evacuations and destroyed dozens of homes.
Farmworker Maria Carlines watches a huge plume of smoke from a massive wildfire on Thursday, December 7, 2017 in Santa Paula, California. The wind-swept blazes forced tens of thousands of evacuations and destroyed dozens of homes. Jae C. Hong Associated Press
Farmworker Maria Carlines watches a huge plume of smoke from a massive wildfire on Thursday, December 7, 2017 in Santa Paula, California. The wind-swept blazes forced tens of thousands of evacuations and destroyed dozens of homes. Jae C. Hong Associated Press

As the Thomas Fire raged, farmworkers weathered risks in the fields

December 26, 2017 01:42 PM