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Forest fires are raging in the West

A Bobcat fire burns in the Angeles National Forest north of Monrovia, California, on Friday, September 11th.

Forest fires are raging in the West

George Koppel walks through his destroyed property in Mill City, Oregon, on Saturday, September 12th.

Forest fires are raging in the West

Crystal Sparks, 35, kisses her 4-year-old twins Chance and Rider Sutton as they evacuate from the Openstein Fire in Boot Falls, Oregon, on September 11th.

Forest fires are raging in the West

Carrie Zeitler, North Valley disaster group member and Butte County animal control chief, Linda Newman, collected two donkeys roaming on the side of the road in Berry Creek, California, on September 11th.

Forest fires are raging in the West

A firefighter shoots an incendiary device while burning in the back to help control a Dolan fire at Limaklin State Park in Big Sur, California, September 11th.

Forest fires are raging in the West

Dora Negret is comforted by her son, Hector Rocha, after seeing their destroyed caravan in Talent, Oregon, Thursday, September 10.

Forest fires are raging in the West

This aerial photo shows a destroyed caravan park in Phoenix, Oregon, on September 10.

Forest fires are raging in the West

A street shrouded in bushfire smoke in West Lane, Oregon, on September 10.

Forest fires are raging in the West

A jet tanker dropped a fire retardant to slow the Bobcat fire in the Angeles National Forest north of Monrovia, California, on September 10.

Forest fires are raging in the West

When looking at Columbus Street in San Francisco, the Transamerican Pyramid and Salesforce Tower are covered in smoke from nearby wildfires on Wednesday, September 9th. This photo was taken late in the morning.

Forest fires are raging in the West

Forest fires are raging in the West

Smoke from wildfires hangs over the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge on September 9th.

Forest fires are raging in the West

Bighan Razi, chief building inspector in Mill Valley, California, checks repairs to a lamp shaft clock as the sky is lit by nearby wildfires.

Forest fires are raging in the West

People stand in Alamo Square Park as smoke hangs over San Francisco on September 9th.

Forest fires are raging in the West

People stopped to take pictures of the Golden Gate Bridge as it was affected by smoke from the nearby forest fires on September 9th.

Forest fires are raging in the West

Firefighters cut defensive lines and light backhaul to protect buildings in Butte County, California, on September 9.

Forest fires are raging in the West

Flames blaze from a house in Butte County.

Forest fires are raging in the West

A Pacific gas and electric worker looks at an advanced creek fire near Alder Springs, California, on Tuesday, September 8.

Forest fires are raging in the West

Lisa Theis discharges the last 44 alpacas after she vacates her farm in North Fork, California.

Forest fires are raging in the West

Flames burn in a house destroyed by a creek fire in Fresno County, California.

Forest fires are raging in the West

Slice fused at a school playground in Fresno County.

Forest fires are raging in the West

Forest fires are raging in the West

Firefighter Nick Grinstead battles a creek fire in Lake Sheffer, California, on September 7.

Forest fires are raging in the West

A firefighter in Jammul, California, battles a canyon fire on Sunday, September 6.

Forest fires are raging in the West

A fire encroaches on Japatul Road in Jamul city on September 6th.

Forest fires are raging in the West

Young baseball players prepare for a match near Dehsa, California, as Valley Fire burns out on September 6.

Forest fires are raging in the West

A firefighter monitors the progress of a creek fire at Shaver Lake.

Forest fires are raging in the West

A Shaver Lake businessman walks past his kayak rental as smoke from a creek fire fills the sky on September 6.

Forest fires are raging in the West

Family members comfort each other as the El Dorado Fire approaches their home in Yucaiba, California, on September 6.

Forest fires are raging in the West

A firefighter ignites a drip-torch burning while fighting a creek fire in Lake Shaver.

Forest fires are raging in the West

Dozens of evacuated people were airlifted to safety aboard a California National Guard helicopter on Saturday, September 5. The creek fire left them stranded in a popular camping area in the Sierra National Forest.

Forest fires are raging in the West

Firefighters queue in Yucaiba on September 5.

Forest fires are raging in the West

Fog and smoke blanketed the sky near Nachis, Washington, as the Evans Canyon fire ignited on September 3.

Forest fires are raging in the West

California Gov. Gavin Newsom, right, listens as Santa Cruz State Park Director Chris Spohrer talks about fire damage to Big Basin Redwoods State Park.

Forest fires are raging in the West

Randy Hunt is packing his belongings, including his daughter’s first pooh bear, Natasha, to the left, in case he and his wife Shelley are forced to vacate the house they rented in Middletown, California, on August 26.

Forest fires are raging in the West

Firefighter Juan Chavarin pulls out a burning tree trunk in Guernville, California, on August 25.

Forest fires are raging in the West

A banner reading “Vaca Strong” decorates a charred hillside in Vacaville, California, on August 24th.

Forest fires are raging in the West

Austin Giannuzi cries as their relatives embrace the remains of their burning home in Vacaville on August 23.

Forest fires are raging in the West

A firefighter looks out of a helicopter while fighting the LNU Lightning Complex fires in Lake County, California.

Forest fires are raging in the West

Flames from the LNU Lightning Complex fires jump over Potts Canyon Road in Lake County on August 23.

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Forest fires are raging in the West

Carol Markowski, of the South Pasadena Fire Department, filters water cannons in hot spots as she battles lightning complex fires in Boulder Creek, California, on August 22.

Forest fires are raging in the West

A burning car is left in front of a destroyed home as smoke fills the sky in Boulder Creek on August 22.

Forest fires are raging in the West

Smoke hangs low in the air at Big Basin Redwoods State Park as some redwoods burn in Boulder Creek on August 22.

Forest fires are raging in the West

A firefighter watches the LNU Lightning complex fires raging in the Berryessa Estates, Napa County, on August 21.

Forest fires are raging in the West

Veterinary technician Brianna Jeter consoles a Lama that was injured in a fire in Vacaville on August 21. Right, Animal Control Officer Dai Kim prepares to euthanize the llama.

Forest fires are raging in the West

Smoke from a nearby forest fire hangs over San Francisco on August 21.

Forest fires are raging in the West

A firefighter watches the progress of a fire in Boulder Creek on August 21.

Forest fires are raging in the West

Members of the U.S. Forest Service discuss their next moves to fight Grizzly Creek Fire near Dotsero, Colorado, on August 21.

Forest fires are raging in the West

People pack lunches in brown bags at an evacuation center in Santa Cruz, California, on August 21.

Forest fires are raging in the West

Plumes of smoke from the LNU Lightning Complex blaze over Healdsburg, California, on August 20.

Forest fires are raging in the West

A firefighter battles flames in Santa Cruz County, California, on August 20.

Forest fires are raging in the West

Only burning homes and vehicles remained at the Spanish Flat Mobile Villa in Napa County, California, on August 20.

Forest fires are raging in the West

Peter Kollikar reacts after seeing several homes burning in his neighborhood in Bonnie Don, California, on August 20.

Forest fires are raging in the West

A forest burns in Pune Don on August 20th.

Forest fires are raging in the West

A man looks at a tree blocking his way after a fire devastated Vacaville, California, on August 20.

Forest fires are raging in the West

There is a molten plastic fence on the charred ground after a fire engulfed Vacaville on August 20.

Forest fires are raging in the West

Sarah Hawkins searches through the rubble after her home in Vacaville was destroyed on August 20.

Forest fires are raging in the West

Firefighting crews maintain a rear beacon to control a river fire near the Las Palmas neighborhood in Salinas, California, on August 19.

Forest fires are raging in the West

Gina Santos cries in her car after Vacaville is evacuated on August 19.

Forest fires are raging in the West

People graze cows on the Pleasantz Valley Road in Vacaville on August 19.

Forest fires are raging in the West

A fire engulfs a house in Napa County, California, on August 19.

Forest fires are raging in the West

Embers burn along a hillside over Lake Perissa as LNU Lightning Complex fires ripped through Napa County on August 18. This photo was taken with a long exposure.

Forest fires are raging in the West

A resident runs to a house to rescue a dog as the flames approach the Hennessy fire near Lake Perissa on August 18.

Forest fires are raging in the West

A house burns down as a LNU Lightning complex fires in the Spanish Flat community in Napa County on August 18.

Forest fires are raging in the West

An aerial tanker drops a fire retardant in the Spanish flat community in Napa County on August 18.

Forest fires are raging in the West

Flames from the Hennessy Fire consumes cabins at Nichelini Family Winery in Napa County on August 18.

Forest fires are raging in the West

Tony Leonardini works on a fire somewhere as a thunderstorm blows fire in Hennessy in Napa County August 17th.

Forest fires are raging in the West

Smoke from Grizzly Creek Fire is heavy in Glenwood Canyon, near Glenwood Springs, Colorado, on August 16.

Forest fires are raging in the West

Cathy Matheson looks at the wildfires still burning on August 16, which the day before were just several feet from her home in Bend, Oregon.

Forest fires are raging in the West

Firefighters look at smoke and flames rising from the Ranch2 fire in the San Gabriel Mountains, east of Los Angeles, on August 14th.

Forest fires are raging in the West

A helicopter drops a drop of water over Ranch2 Fire in Azusa, California, on August 13.

Forest fires are raging in the West

A charred car near Lake Hughes, 60 miles north of Los Angeles, on August 13.

Forest fires are raging in the West

A couple watch Ranch2 Fire from a distance on August 13th.

Forest fires are raging in the West

A firefighting crew works on Hughes Lake on Aug.13.

Forest fires are raging in the West

A Lake Fire burns down a home in Angeles National Forest on August 13.

Forest fires are raging in the West

Flames and smoke billow from the lake fire on Wednesday, August 12th.

Forest fires are raging in the West

A firefighter works against a lake fire on August 12th.

Forest fires are raging in the West

Firefighters draw up an escape plan as Lake Fire burns a hill on August 12th.

Forest fires are raging in the West

Tanker falls on Fire Lake on August 12th.

Forest fires are raging in the West

A column of smoke billowed from Nar Lake on August 12th.

Forest fires are raging in the West

Firefighting crews battle a Grizzly Creek fire near Glenwood Springs, Colorado, on August 11.

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