• Ash and the charred remains of vegetation are all that remain the burn area, very near to residential areas in the Poinsettia Fire burn area in Carlsbad, CA on May 16, 2014. The Poinsettia Fire has burned approximately 400 acres in densely populated residential areas of Carlsbad, California, a suburb in North County San Diego.
  • Smoke from wildfires hangs over the city of Carlsbad, California on May 14, 2014. Fires burned all day in the midst of densely populated residential and commercial areas.
  • Wildfires burn near a horse farm outside of Twisp, Washington on July 16, 2014.
  • Wildfires burning a hillside outside of Twisp, Washington illuminate clouds on July 18, 2014.
  • Residents of Twisp, Washington and Surrounding areas gather to discuss wildfires affecting the region on July 17, 2014.
  • A woman and a City of Yuma Firefighter survey a burned area next to residential areas in Carlsbad, CA on May 16, 2014. The Poinsettia Fire has burned approximately 400 acres in densely populated residential areas of Carlsbad, California, a suburb in North County San Diego.
  • Residents of a nearby neighborhood survey the burn area of the Poinsettia fire in Carlsbad, CA on May 16, 2014. The Poinsettia Fire has burned approximately 400 acres in densely populated residential areas of Carlsbad, California, a suburb in North County San Diego.
  • A coyote Pup survives in the burn area of the Poinsettia fire in Carlsbad, CA on May 16, 2014. The Poinsettia Fire has burned approximately 400 acres in densely populated residential areas of Carlsbad, California, a suburb in North County San Diego.
  • A Tanker Air Carrier based in Southern California flies a wildland fire suppression mission over the Balky Hill fire in the Methow Valley near Twisp, Washington on July 18, 2014. The aircraft is dropping a flame retardant to stop the spread of the fire.
  • Firefighters stand by to perform point protection for structures on Balky Hill threatened by raging wildfires near the town of Twisp, Washing on July 18, 2014.
  • Local Resident 'TR' of Cascade Wilderness Outfitters watches fires burn near his ranch in the Balky Hill area outside of Twisp, Washington On July 18, 2014.
  • Local Resident 'TR' of Cascade Wilderness Outfitters watches fires burn near his ranch in the Balky Hill area outside of Twisp, Washington On July 18, 2014.
  • A firefighter takes a break from digging a firebreak in the Bear Creek area outside of Twisp, Washington on July 18, 2014.
  • Smoke rises from wildfires burning in the Bear Creek area outside of Twisp, Washington on July 18, 2014.
  • Fire smoulders in the Bear Creek area outside of Twisp, Washington on July 18, 2014.
  • Aircraft 911 of 10 Tanker Air Carrier based in Southern California flies a wildland fire suppression mission over the Balky Hill fire in the Methow Valley near Twisp, Washington on July 18, 2014. The aircraft is one of two converted DC10 jets flown by 10 Tanker Air Carrier.
  • A California Department of Fire spotter plane flies over the San Marcos Fire, San Marcos, CA on March 15, 2014.
  • Smoke and charred ground surround the fire area in San Marcos, CA on May 15, 2014. Firefighters have worked tirelessly to save as many homes as they can.