California Department of Forestry firefighters are overcome by smoke while battling flames from the Old Fire off Highway 18 near Sky Forest, Calif., Oct. 29, 2003.
A house begins to collapse as it is consumed by flames from a wildfire in Cedar Glen, Calif., Oct. 29, 2003.
Emergency Medical Care First Responder Anthony Banuelos stops to play with Andre Bell, 3 months, of San Bernardino, at the San Bernardino International Airport evacuation center Oct. 29, 2003, in San Bernardino, Calif.
Horses secured in a barnyard stable just east of Lake Arrowhead, Calif., watch nervously as they are surrounded by flames from a wildfire Oct. 29, 2003. Firefighters in the immediate vicinity were keeping an eye on them to make sure that they would be all right as they worked on controlling the blaze that had engulfed homes nearby.
A firefighter tries to keep trees and brush around a destroyed home from igniting near Lake Arrowhead, Calif., Oct. 29, 2003.
A police car pauses amid smoldering trees as the Old Fire jumps Highway 18 near Running Springs, Calif., Oct. 29, 2003.
John Biery, right, hugs his sister Jayleen Biery after learning his home in Summit Valley, Calif., was saved from the Old Fire, by Santa Ana City firefighters, Oct. 29, 2003.
A fire vehicle emerges from smoke and flames along highway 78 near Wynola, Calif., Oct. 29, 2003. A firefighter was killed battling the blaze in Wynola.
Smoke engulfs a home from the Cedar Fire on the outskirts of Julian, Calif., Oct. 29, 2003.
A firefighter hoses down hotspots on the mountain along Highway 18 in Running Springs, Calif. Firefighters made a successful stand against the fire in Running Springs preventing homes from burning in the area as of the afternoon of Oct. 29, 2003.
National Parks Service hot shot crew member Sara Jones calms an injured wild bird that she found in an area burned by the Simi Valley Fire along the Old Road in Santa Clarita, Calif., Oct. 29, 2003.
A Los Angeles County Fire department helicopter makes a water drop over homes in the Sunset Pointe subdivision of Santa Clarita, Calif., Oct. 29, 2003.
A home destroyed by the Old Fire is shown Oct, 29, 2003, along Hook Creek Road in Cedar Glen, Calif.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife firefighter Kirk Gilligan uses a drip torch to set a backburn to a hillside near Santa Ysabel, Calif. Oct. 29, 2003. Firefighers set the backfire in an attempt to stop the progress of the 250,000 acre Cedar fire near San Diego.
U.S. Forest Service firefighter Jon Hamblin watches a back burn in an effort to combat the Cedar Fire in Santa Ysable, Calif., Oct. 29, 2003.
A house burns during the Old Fire in the Summit Valley, Calif. area Oct. 29 2003. At least 500 homes have been destroyed, in the Old Fire that started on Oct. 25 near San Bernardino National Forest.
The Cedar Fire burns on the outskirts of Julian, Calif., Oct. 29, 2003. The Cedar Fire, with a 45-mile-long front, was just miles from merging with a 40,000-acre fire near Escondido, west of Julian.
Fire Capt. Bryan Ferguson, left, with the Bullhead City (Ariz.) Fire Department, leads his fire crew in attempt to save a cabin in the Valley of Enchantment area near Lake Arrowhead, Calif, Oct. 29, 2003.
Though smoke from fire still fills the sky and fire trucks stand by in the street, the situation is relaxed enough for gymnast Alix Fortner, 10, to work on some of her handstand routines on her ash-covered lawn in Stevenson Ranch Oct. 29, 2003. Many residents returned to their homes and breathed a sigh of relief as the worst threat from fire seemed to have passed. As of midday firefighters had been able to save all the homes in this area.
As smoke from the wildfires looms up behind him, Robert Fredericks hoses down his home, all ready for Halloween, as a hot spot from the Simi Valley fire flares up in Stevenson Ranch Oct. 29, 2003.