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Fighting the Heat on Two Fronts

A surfer catches a wave next to the Port Hueneme pier. (Stephen Osman / LAT)
Angel Carrilo 39, and his wife Lilly Monroy 36, of Sun Valley cool of in Tujunga Wash north of Sunland. (Stephen Osman / LAT)
Group of children play in the water in Tujunga Wash north of Sunland. (Stephen Osman / LAT)
Residents of Pioneertown survey the damage caused by a brush fire that has been burning since last Tuesday. (Javier Manzano / LAT)
Residents of White Water, California, (left to right) 18-year-old Tiffany Cunningham, 16-year-old Tamoya Williams and 9-year-old Brianna Pollard watch fire-department helicopters unload fire-retardant. (Javier Manzano / LAT)
Chris Terres and his 12-year-old step-daugther Darian Wolf survey what’s left of her neighbor’s house as she looks for her friend’s cat. (Javier Manzano / LAT)
12-year-old Darian Wolf looks for her friend’s cat. She used to look after their pets and fortunately they saw the cat earlier this morning. (Javier Manzano / LAT)
The San Bernardino County coroner’s van carries the body of Jerry Guthrie who was found on the scorched hill above his home in Pioneertown. (Gina Ferazzi / LAT)
An airtanker flys through the dense smoke as the Sawtooth Fire gathers strength off Highway 62 in Desert Hot Springs. (Gina Ferazzi / LAT)
Amex Tessay, from the Fort Apache fire crew of Arizona, rakes out hot spots in Morongo Valley. (Gina Ferazzi / LAT)
The historic area of Pioneertown was hit hard by the Sawtooth Fire. The close-knit community lost many homes. (Gina Ferazzi / LAT)
A burned sports utility vehicle sits in a lot in Pioneertown, Calif. (Jae C. Hong / AP)
A Kern County firefighter works on a back fire off of Highway 223 near Bakersfield, Calif. (Casey Christie / AP)
Flames from the Edgemont fire burn near a home in the early morning hours near Redlands, California. (David McNew / Getty Images)
Matt Kretschmer, left, wipes sweat while searching through the remains of his father’s burned-down home in Pioneertown, Calif. (Jae C. Hong / AP)
An air tanker drops fire retardant on a wildfire off of Highway 223 east of Bakersfield, Calif. (Casey Christie / AP)
Kern County fire crews work the fireline south of Highway 58, east of Bakersfield, Calif. (Casey Christie / AP)