Pine Hills
Mountain Resorts Under Siege

Firefighters battled desperately Wednesday to stop wildfires from destroying two beloved Southern California getaways, Lake Arrowhead and the historic mountain town of Julian, east of San Diego. One firefighter was killed, bringing the death toll to 20 after five days of the fires, which are now the largest in modern California history. While there was progress in taming some of the 10 fires that have engulfed a broad arc of the region from Ventura County into Mexico, the blazes in the San Bernardino and Cleveland national forests continued to bedevil an exhausted army of firefighters. By evening, crewshad managed to keep the infernos from overtaking Julian, an old gold mining town some 40...