A helicopter wets down foliage near the High Park fire to give firefighters some cover on June 9, 2012.
Fire in the trees
Fire spreading between trees in the Little Sand fire on June 16. Dry, dead wood from recent drought allows this to happen.
Hosing it down
Firefighters battle the High Park fire on June 9, 2012.
Smoke over the water
Smoke rises above a lake in the Little Sand fire near Durango, Colo. on May 28, 2012.
Poco fire blazes
Brush burns in the Poco fire on June 14, 2012.
The morning after
orning after the Hill Fire, on June 24, 2012, in Los Padres National Forest near Goleta, Calif.