Week-old Wildfire Wreaks Havoc on California Vacation Spot

  • A wall of flames lurches over a ridge as a resident of Morgan Valley Road near Lower Lake, California, prepares to evacuate because of the Rock Fire. |AP
  • A hand crew member starts a backfire along Baldy Mesa Road as the North Fire continues to burn near Interstate 15 in the Cajon Pass in San Bernardino County, California. |AP
  • A plume of smoke rises above a hillside as the Rocky Fire burns near Clearlake, California. |AP
  • A Laguna Beach hand crew helps mop up and hit hotspots hit hotspots of a wildfire near Santiago Canyon Rd. |AP
  • A firefighter sprays a hose toward a spot fire along Morgan Valley Road near Lower Lake, Calif. |AP
  • Dave Miinch, fire captain with South Lake County, watches a fire burn on the north side of U.S. Highway 20. |AP
  • A firefighter lights a backfire as the Rocky Fire burns near Clearlake, Calif. |AP
  • CalFire firefighter Bo Santiago lights a backfire as the Rocky fire burns near Clearlake, Calif. |AP
  • Fire crews walk on U.S. Highway 20 as a fire approaches near Clearlake, Calif. |AP
  • An air tanker drops a load of fire retardant while fighting a large grass fire. |AP
  • A helicopter drops water on a burning hillside while battling the Rocky Fire near Clearlake, Calif. |AP
  • The fire has charred more than 60,000 acres and destroyed at least 24 residences. |AP