A helicopter flies thought a bright set sunset in Encinitas, Calif., Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2007, enhanced by wildfires burning in numerous communities in San Diego County.
Plumes of smoke from wildfires are seen above the Lake Arrowhead, Calif. area. More than a dozen wildfires blowing across Southern California since Sunday have injured more than 45 people, including 21 firefighters and forced the evacuation of more than 350,000 houses.
Smoke billows to the sky above where fires are spreading near houses in Stevenson Ranch, California. More than half a million people were ordered to evacuate across California on Tuesday as ferocious wildfires raged unchecked for a third day, destroying more than 1,000 homes.