Soberanes fire
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Fire season already off to a bad start

Soberanes fire

Helicopters work the Soberanes Fire west of Cachagua, Calif. A wildfire north of Big Sur near California’s Central Coast has grown again overnight after burning for nearly two weeks.

 (Vern Fisher / Associated Press)
Soberanes fire

Cal Fire captain Gino DeGraffenreid monitors a firing operation with his crew of firefighters west of Cachagua, Calif. The Soberanes fire has scorched more than 79 square miles and destroyed 57 homes.

 (Vern Fisher / Associated Press)
Sherpa fire

Big Bear Hotshots Erik Evans fires a creek bed along Refugio Road while working the Scherpa Fire in Santa Barbara County.

 (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Erskine fire

A religious icon stands in the charred remains of a neighborhood in South Lake.

 (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Sand fire

Seth Moberg, 16, gathers belongings from his family’s house on Sand Canyon Road as the Sand fire approaches in Santa Clarita.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Sand fire
A helicopter drops water on the fast-growing brush fire east of Santa Clarita. (Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)
Sand fire

A firefighting helicopter hovers close to the flames from the Sand fire as it burns out of control along Soledad Canyon Road near Acton on Sunday.

 (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Sand fire

Los Angeles County firefighters Kevin Bowers, left, and Pat Hanrahan are watchful as a plume of smoke builds in the mountains along Soledad Canyon Road near Acton on Monday.

 (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Sherpa fire

Firefighters monitor the burn-out operation in El Capitan Canyon.

 

 (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
Sherpa fire

Firefighters march into El Capitan Canyon in Golata to conduct a burn-out operation to corral the Sherpa fire.

 

 (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
Sherpa fire

Firefighters combat the front lines of the Sherpa Fire to avoid it from moving onto the 101 freeway, along Calle Real road, in Goleta, Calif.

 (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
Erskine fire

Tyra Rene Fuller tears up a she finds a porcelain cast of her daughter’s handprint while soring through what’s left of her belongings after her home was destroyed by the Erskine fire in Lake Isabella, Calif.

 (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
Erskine Fire

The sun sets as smoke fills the air looking west toward Lake Isabella.

 

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Erskine fire

The Black Eagles fire crew from Porterville lights a backfire in Lake Isabella, Calif.

 (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
Erskine fire

Firefighters from Cal Fire’s Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit pay close attention to a wildfire moving in from every direction in Kelso Valley as the blaze progresses east with the winds near Lake Isabella, Calif.

 (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
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