A man who usually advertises a computer repair store holds up a sign thanking firefighters working on the Carr Fire on Aug. 13, in Redding, Calif.
Burned down remains of homes are seen from an areal photo in the Keswick neighborhood of Redding on Aug. 10. Fire crews have made progress against the biggest blaze in California history but officials say the fire won't be fully contained until September.
A plane drops fire retardant behind homes along McVicker Canyon Park Road, on Aug. 8, in Lake Elsinore as the Holy fire burned near homes.
Residents load a truck during evacuation along Crystal Ridge Court, on Aug. 8, in Lake Elsinore.
Volunteers Rita Laufler, right, and Judy Ellis celebrate at a makeshift shelter for Mendocino Complex Fire evacuees upon hearing that mandatory evacuations had been lifted for a portion of the area on Aug. 8 in Clearlake.
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