San Bruno fire
A massive fire roars through a mostly residential neighborhood in San Bruno, Calif., on Sept. 9. Firefighters from San Bruno and surrounding cities are battling the blaze that started on a hillside.
Firefighters from around the state battle a large wildfire on Highway 71 near Smithville, Texas, on Sept. 5. A roaring wildfire raced unchecked through rain-starved farm and ranchland in Texas, destroying nearly 500 homes during a rapid advance fanned in part by howling winds from the remnants of tropical storm Lee.
Wildfires around the world
A trucks travels along I-25 before its closure into New Mexico on June 15, in Trinidad, Co. Crews raced to get a jump on flames marching along the New Mexico-Colorado border and through the rugged desert canyons on the opposite end of the state before the weather took a turn for the worse.