Caldor Hearth in Northern California is rising, forcing hundreds to evacuate

Forest fires are raging in the west

Firefighters spray water on trees burned by the Dixie Fire near Janesville, California on Tuesday, August 17.

Forest fires are raging in the west

Destroyed property is seen on August 17th after the Caldor Fire passed Grizzly Flats, California.

Forest fires are raging in the west

A fire-fighting helicopter will fly on Sunday the 15th.

Forest fires are raging in the west

Aircrews tackle a fire in Newhall, Calif. On Thursday, August 12.

Forest fires are raging in the west

A table and chairs stand outside a destroyed home in Greenville, California on August 12th.

Forest fires are raging in the west

A firefighter battles the Dixie Fire near Taylorsville, California on August 10th.

Forest fires are raging in the west

On August 10th, clouds of smoke rise from the Kwis Fire near Eugene, Oregon.

Forest fires are raging in the west

A firefighter is working to put out a controlled burn on August 9, a preventative measure to protect a home in Greenville, California.

Forest fires are raging in the west

Firefighters fighting the Dixie Fire remove a fallen tree from a pavement in Plumas County, California on Aug. 6.

Forest fires are raging in the west

Flames of the Dixie Fire devour a pickup truck on Highway 89 south of Greenville, California on August 5.

Forest fires are raging in the west

Operations Chief Jay Walter passes the historic Sierra Lodge while the Dixie Fire burns in Greenville, California on August 4th. The fire destroyed several historic buildings and dozens of homes in central Greenville.

Forest fires are raging in the west

Firefighters work in a house in Greenville that was hit by the Dixie fire on August 4th.

Forest fires are raging in the west

The Dixie Fire burns near Taylorsville, California on July 29th.

Forest fires are raging in the west

California Governor Gavin Newsom (left) and Nevada’s Governor Steve Sisolak tour an area destroyed by the Tamarack Fire on July 28 in Gardnerville, Nevada.

Forest fires are raging in the west

Firefighter Brentt Call walks through a bootleg fire burned area near Klamath Falls, Oregon on July 27th.

Forest fires are raging in the west

Cal Fire Capts. Tristan Gale (left) and Derek Leong monitor a fire operation in Lassen National Forest, California on July 26th. Crews had started a ground fire to stop the Dixie fire from spreading.

Forest fires are raging in the west

Firefighters attempt to reach a fire site in Quincy, California on July 25th.

Forest fires are raging in the west

Volunteers sort clothes at a donation shelter for those affected by the bootleg fire in Bly, Oregon.

Forest fires are raging in the west

Scott Griffin inspects his property that was destroyed in the bootleg fire in Sycan Estates, Oregon.

Forest fires are raging in the west

Flames devour a house when the Dixie Fire ripped through the Indian Falls community in Plumas County, California on July 24th.

Forest fires are raging in the west

People stand behind the line of fire as the flames of the Steptoe Canyon Fire spread through dry grass in Colton, Washington on July 22nd.

Forest fires are raging in the west

Clouds of smoke from the Dixie Fire rise over California’s Plumas National Forest near the Pacific Gas and Electric Rock Creek Power House on July 21.

Forest fires are raging in the west

Firefighters walk near wildfire on July 19 in Topanga, California.

Forest fires are raging in the west

A firefighter cleans up the Fremont-Winema National Forest, which is struggling with the Oregon bootleg fire.

Forest fires are raging in the west

A car is charred by the bootleg fire along a mountain road near Bly, Oregon.

Forest fires are raging in the west

Nicolas Bey, 11, hugs his father Sayyid near a donated trailer they use after their home was burned in the Bootleg Fire near Beatty, Oregon.

Forest fires are raging in the west

Firefighters clear hotspots in a bootleg fire-stricken area near Bly, Oregon.

Forest fires are raging in the west

A bear cub clings to a tree after being discovered by a safety officer at the Oregon Bootleg Fire.

Forest fires are raging in the west

Firefighters work to protect Markleeville, California from the July 17th Tamarack Fire. The Tamarack fire was triggered by a lightning strike.

Forest fires are raging in the west

The Tamarack Fire burns in Markleeville near the California-Nevada border on July 17th.

Forest fires are raging in the west

A member of Northwest Incident Management Team 12 holds a map of the Chuweah Creek Fire when wildfires ravaged Nespelem, Washington, on July 16.

Forest fires are raging in the west

A cloud from the bootleg fire blows up near Bly, Oregon on July 16.

Forest fires are raging in the west

Firefighters spray water from the Union Pacific Railroad fire train as they tackle the Dixie Fire in California’s Plumas National Forest on July 16.

Forest fires are raging in the west

Horses climb a hill that was burned by the Chuweah Creek Fire in east Washington.

Forest fires are raging in the west

Fire from the Bootleg Fire illuminates smoke near Bly, Oregon on the night of July 16.

Forest fires are raging in the west

A firefighter fights the bootleg fire in the Fremont-Winema National Forest along the Oregon-California border on July 15.

Forest fires are raging in the west

A fire-fighting aircraft drops flame retardant on the Bootleg Fire in Bly, Oregon on July 15.

Forest fires are raging in the west

Firefighters dig under tree stumps and brushes in hot spots after flames from the Snake River Complex Fire swept through the area south of Lewiston, Idaho on July 15.

Forest fires are raging in the west

Burned cars stand outside a house that was destroyed by the Chuweah Creek Fire in Nespelem, Washington.

Forest fires are raging in the west

Evacuated Dee McCarley hugs her cat Bunny on July 14th at a Red Cross center in Klamath Falls, Oregon.

Forest fires are raging in the west

An aircraft drops fire retardants on the Chuweah Creek Fire in Washington on July 14.

Forest fires are raging in the west

Operations chief Bert Thayer examines a map of the bootleg fire in Chiloquin, Oregon on July 13.

Forest fires are raging in the west

Forest fires are raging in the west

Men hug a member of the Red Cross at a bootleg fire evacuation center in Klamath Falls, Oregon.

Forest fires are raging in the west

Embers waft across a field as the sugar fire burns in Doyle, California on July 9th.

Forest fires are raging in the west

Firefighters monitor the sugar fire in Doyle, California on July 9th.

Forest fires are raging in the west

In this long exposure, taken early July 2nd, flames surround a drought-stricken Shasta Lake during the salt fire in Lakehead, California.

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