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Day 2: Fires rage on

Chula Vista
A Chula Vista city firefighter works the head of the Harris Fire as it rages in the hills above Eastlake. (Brian Vander Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Fireline
Chula Vista city fire captain Jim Miller watches the head of the Harris Fire as it rages in the hills above San Diego’s Eastlake district Monday night. (Brian Vander Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Reflection
Firefighters take a stand as a wind-driven brush fire comes to the edge of a backyard in Poway Monday, Oct. 22, 2007. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Wasteland
A Lake Arrowhead neighborhood, reduced to ash Monday afternoon, glows in the evening darkness. (Don Kelsen / Los Angeles Times)
Day 2 -- Taking shelter
Twelve firefighters are trapped atop a ridge off Santiago Canyon Road in Orange County after flames jumped the road. The blaze roared up the hillside and prompted the crew members to deploy their fire shelters. They were surrounded by burning brush, but they made it out alive. “We just remained calm, everyone did,” one firefighter said after he was checked out by paramedics. All of the firefighters were treated at the scene and did not want to go to the hospital. (Karen Tapia-Anderson / Los Angeles Times)
Rancho Bernardo
A San Diego firefighter tackles a house blaze in Rancho Bernardo. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Day 2 -- Escondido High School
In northern San Diego County, evacuees found shelter at Escondido High School. (Lori Shepler / Los Angeles Times)
Malibu
A plume of smoke from the Malibu fire drifts out over the Pacific Ocean. (Don Kelsen / Los Angeles Times)
Plume - Malibu
A water dropping helicopter is dwarfed against a large plume of smoke advancing up the hillside in Malibu. (Don Kelsen / Los Angeles Times)
Fallbrook
Corrections officer Chuck Toland removes an American flag from the entrance the Valley Oaks Mobile home park in Fallbrook. (Glenn Koenig / Los Angeles Times)
Day 2 -- Barcias at Escondido High
Mariano and Marilyn Barcia, from the Escondido area, try to keep their lungs clear as they wait at Escondido High School. (Lori Shepler / Los Angeles Times)
Day 2 -- Rancho Bernardo house fire
The Witch Creek fire in San Diego County had grown to 10,000 acres. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Day 2 -- Pomerado Hospital
Patients wait to be evacuated from Pomerado Hospital in Poway as a fire approaches. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Escondido Firefighter
A San Diego Fire Department firefighter gasps for breath in the 3000 block of Lomas Serenas in Escondido, where homes were burning on both sides of the street. (Don Bartletti / Los Angeles TImes)
Day 2 -- Burning home
Volunteer firefighters from Running Springs try to halt the spead of flames in Green Valley Lake, a community about 12 miles east of Lake Arrowhead. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Day 2 -- Burning frame
Flames expose the framing of this house in Green Valley Lake. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Embrace
Tracy and Bill Michaelis embrace outside the ruins of their home on Camp Plenty Road in Canyon Country. They said they watched on TV as it burned. (Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times)
Evacuating horses
Linda Luger evacuates horses from the Jump for Joy Equestrian Center on San Francisquito Canyon Road in Saugus in the Santa Clarita Valley. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Day 2 -- Foothill Ranch residents
Residents flee the fire near San Angelo and Pastora streets in Foothill Ranch, a community in southern Orange County. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
Day 2 -- Garden Hose
A man with a garden hose tries to wet down his yard before fleeing the Foothill Ranch area. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
Day 2 -- Air drop
Fire retardant is dropped onto the hills above Malibu as seen from Cold Canyon Road. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
Halloween decoration
A Halloween decoration is blown by the strong winds in the yard of a burned house in Rancho Bernardo. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Day 2 -- Green Valley dog
Joyce Gossman of San Bernardino animal control leads a large dog to safety in Green Valley Lake. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
Day 2 -- Green Valley collapse
A home crumbles in Green Valley Lake. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
Day 2 -- Hose clamp
Redlands Fire Capt. Rob Sandberg fastens a hose clamp as crews try to save burning homes on Juniper Lane in Green Valley Lake. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Day 2 -- storybook roof
Flames outline the roof of a house at the end of Juniper Lane in Green Valley Lake. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Day 2 -- Magic Mountain
A fire that started Monday afternoon in Stevenson Ranch threatened homes and sent smoke billowing around the Magic Mountain amusement park (Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times)
Day 2 -- In the smoke
Crews forge their way through thick smoke in Las Flores Canyon in the Malibu area. (Ken Hively / Los Angeles Times)
Day 2 -- Burning deck and telescope
A deck, with a telescope on it, goes up in flames near Grass Valley Lake, which is just west of Lake Arrowhead. (Robert Durell / Los Angeles Times)
Day 2 -- Donations
Kristen Rivera,17, lower right, lifts some of the thousands of donated goods dropped off at Qualcomm Stadium for people displaced by the wildfires. (Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times)
Water drop
A helicopter drops water on a blaze in the north end of Saugus in the Santa Clarita Valley. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Evacuated
A young girl shields her eyes from smoke and ash after her family evacuated horses to Del Mar Fairgrounds because of fire. (Robert Lachman / Los Angeles Times)
Evacuated
Shervi Balhin stands outside the tent she set up with her family inside Qualcomm Stadium Monday evening. She was evacuated from Rancho Bernardo Monday morning. (Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times)
Green Valley
Fire races through Grass Valley Lake near Lake Arrowhead. (Carlos Chavez / Los Angeles Times)
Plume
Chris Branam, of San Dimas, views the giant plume of smoke from the fire in Stevenson Ranch. (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)
Governor
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger tours the burned out Malibu Presbyterian Church with Sheriff Lee Baca, left, and Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky. (Annie Wells / Los Angeles Times)
Horses
The seventy horses at the Rocky Road Ranch in Hasley Canyon had nowhere to go as the Castaic Fire swept through. Although scared the horses were unharmed. (Stephen Osman / Los Angeles Times)
Day 2 -- Dawn
Orange County Fire Authority personnel keep watch on the Santiago Canyon fire before dawn. (Don Kelsen / Los Angeles Times)
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