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Wildfires rage across California

Firefighters battle a wind-driven wildfire called the Saddleridge fire in the early morning hours Friday in Porter Ranch, California, October 11, 2019. The Saddleridge Fire was one of about 275 wildfires that have broken out across California in the past 24 hours as hot, gusty winds signaled the start of its peak fire season.  REUTERS/Gene Blevins

Firefighters battle a wind-driven wildfire called the Saddleridge fire in the early morning hours Friday in Porter Ranch, California, October 11, 2019. The Saddleridge Fire was one of about 275 wildfires that have broken out across California in the...more

Firefighters battle a wind-driven wildfire called the Saddleridge fire in the early morning hours Friday in Porter Ranch, California, October 11, 2019. The Saddleridge Fire was one of about 275 wildfires that have broken out across California in the past 24 hours as hot, gusty winds signaled the start of its peak fire season. REUTERS/Gene Blevins
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A local neighbor tries to fight a wind-driven wild fire called the Saddleridge fire with a garden hose in the early morning hours Friday in Porter Ranch, California, October 11, 2019. REUTERS/ Gene Blevins

A local neighbor tries to fight a wind-driven wild fire called the Saddleridge fire with a garden hose in the early morning hours Friday in Porter Ranch, California, October 11, 2019. REUTERS/ Gene Blevins

A local neighbor tries to fight a wind-driven wild fire called the Saddleridge fire with a garden hose in the early morning hours Friday in Porter Ranch, California, October 11, 2019. REUTERS/ Gene Blevins
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Firefighters battle a wind-driven wildfire called the Saddleridge fire in the early morning hours Friday in Porter Ranch, California, October 11, 2019. REUTERS/ Gene Blevins

Firefighters battle a wind-driven wildfire called the Saddleridge fire in the early morning hours Friday in Porter Ranch, California, October 11, 2019. REUTERS/ Gene Blevins

Firefighters battle a wind-driven wildfire called the Saddleridge fire in the early morning hours Friday in Porter Ranch, California, October 11, 2019. REUTERS/ Gene Blevins
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Flying embers fill the night sky to the ground from a wind-driven wildfire called the Saddleridge fire in the early morning hours Friday in Porter Ranch, California, October 11, 2019. REUTERS/Gene Blevins

Flying embers fill the night sky to the ground from a wind-driven wildfire called the Saddleridge fire in the early morning hours Friday in Porter Ranch, California, October 11, 2019. REUTERS/Gene Blevins

Flying embers fill the night sky to the ground from a wind-driven wildfire called the Saddleridge fire in the early morning hours Friday in Porter Ranch, California, October 11, 2019. REUTERS/Gene Blevins
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Firefighters battle a wind-driven wildfire called the Saddleridge fire in the early morning hours Friday in Porter Ranch, California, October 11, 2019. REUTERS/Gene Blevins

Firefighters battle a wind-driven wildfire called the Saddleridge fire in the early morning hours Friday in Porter Ranch, California, October 11, 2019. REUTERS/Gene Blevins

Firefighters battle a wind-driven wildfire called the Saddleridge fire in the early morning hours Friday in Porter Ranch, California, October 11, 2019. REUTERS/Gene Blevins
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A local neighbor tries to fight a wind-driven wild fire called the Saddleridge fire with garden hoses in the early morning hours Friday in Porter Ranch, California, October 11, 2019. REUTERS/ Gene Blevins

A local neighbor tries to fight a wind-driven wild fire called the Saddleridge fire with garden hoses in the early morning hours Friday in Porter Ranch, California, October 11, 2019. REUTERS/ Gene Blevins

A local neighbor tries to fight a wind-driven wild fire called the Saddleridge fire with garden hoses in the early morning hours Friday in Porter Ranch, California, October 11, 2019. REUTERS/ Gene Blevins
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A local neighbor tries to fight a wind-driven wild fire called the Saddleridge fire with a garden hose in the early morning hours Friday in Porter Ranch, California, October 11, 2019. REUTERS/ Gene Blevins

A local neighbor tries to fight a wind-driven wild fire called the Saddleridge fire with a garden hose in the early morning hours Friday in Porter Ranch, California, October 11, 2019. REUTERS/ Gene Blevins

A local neighbor tries to fight a wind-driven wild fire called the Saddleridge fire with a garden hose in the early morning hours Friday in Porter Ranch, California, October 11, 2019. REUTERS/ Gene Blevins
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Flying embers fill the night sky to the ground from a wind-driven wild fire called the Saddleridge fire in the early morning hours Friday in Porter Ranch, California,  October 11, 2019. REUTERS/ Gene Blevins

Flying embers fill the night sky to the ground from a wind-driven wild fire called the Saddleridge fire in the early morning hours Friday in Porter Ranch, California, October 11, 2019. REUTERS/ Gene Blevins

Flying embers fill the night sky to the ground from a wind-driven wild fire called the Saddleridge fire in the early morning hours Friday in Porter Ranch, California, October 11, 2019. REUTERS/ Gene Blevins
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Firefighters battle a wind-driven wild fire called the Saddleridge fire in the early morning hours Friday in Porter Ranch, California, October 11, 2019. REUTERS/ Gene Blevins

Firefighters battle a wind-driven wild fire called the Saddleridge fire in the early morning hours Friday in Porter Ranch, California, October 11, 2019. REUTERS/ Gene Blevins

Firefighters battle a wind-driven wild fire called the Saddleridge fire in the early morning hours Friday in Porter Ranch, California, October 11, 2019. REUTERS/ Gene Blevins
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Cars destroyed by a wind-driven wildfire called the Saddleridge fire are seen in Porter Ranch, California, October 11, 2019. REUTERS/Gene Blevins

Cars destroyed by a wind-driven wildfire called the Saddleridge fire are seen in Porter Ranch, California, October 11, 2019. REUTERS/Gene Blevins

Cars destroyed by a wind-driven wildfire called the Saddleridge fire are seen in Porter Ranch, California, October 11, 2019. REUTERS/Gene Blevins
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Firefighters battle a wind-driven wildfire called the Saddleridge fire in the early morning hours Friday in Porter Ranch, California, October 11, 2019. REUTERS/Gene Blevins

Firefighters battle a wind-driven wildfire called the Saddleridge fire in the early morning hours Friday in Porter Ranch, California, October 11, 2019. REUTERS/Gene Blevins

Firefighters battle a wind-driven wildfire called the Saddleridge fire in the early morning hours Friday in Porter Ranch, California, October 11, 2019. REUTERS/Gene Blevins
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Los Angeles County firefighters battle a wind-driven wildfire in Sylmar, California, October 10, 2019. The Saddleridge Fire was one of about 275 wildfires that have broken out across California in the past 24 hours as hot, gusty winds signaled the start of its peak fire season. REUTERS/ Gene Blevins

Los Angeles County firefighters battle a wind-driven wildfire in Sylmar, California, October 10, 2019. The Saddleridge Fire was one of about 275 wildfires that have broken out across California in the past 24 hours as hot, gusty winds signaled the...more

Los Angeles County firefighters battle a wind-driven wildfire in Sylmar, California, October 10, 2019. The Saddleridge Fire was one of about 275 wildfires that have broken out across California in the past 24 hours as hot, gusty winds signaled the start of its peak fire season. REUTERS/ Gene Blevins
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Firefighters battle a wind-driven wildfire in Sylmar, California, October 11, 2019. REUTERS/ Gene Blevins

Firefighters battle a wind-driven wildfire in Sylmar, California, October 11, 2019. REUTERS/ Gene Blevins

Firefighters battle a wind-driven wildfire in Sylmar, California, October 11, 2019. REUTERS/ Gene Blevins
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Flying embers cross over the hill sides from a wind-driven wildfire in Sylmar, California, October 11, 2019. REUTERS/ Gene Blevins

Flying embers cross over the hill sides from a wind-driven wildfire in Sylmar, California, October 11, 2019. REUTERS/ Gene Blevins

Flying embers cross over the hill sides from a wind-driven wildfire in Sylmar, California, October 11, 2019. REUTERS/ Gene Blevins
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Local residents leave as firefighters battle a wind-driven wildfire in Sylmar, California, October 10, 2019. REUTERS/ Gene Blevins

Local residents leave as firefighters battle a wind-driven wildfire in Sylmar, California, October 10, 2019. REUTERS/ Gene Blevins

Local residents leave as firefighters battle a wind-driven wildfire in Sylmar, California, October 10, 2019. REUTERS/ Gene Blevins
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Flying embers cross over the hill sides from a wind-driven wildfire in Sylmar, California, October 11, 2019. REUTERS/ Gene Blevins

Flying embers cross over the hill sides from a wind-driven wildfire in Sylmar, California, October 11, 2019. REUTERS/ Gene Blevins

Flying embers cross over the hill sides from a wind-driven wildfire in Sylmar, California, October 11, 2019. REUTERS/ Gene Blevins
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Drivers pass by heavy flames on the north bound I-5 freeway from a wind-driven wildfire in Sylmar, California, October 10, 2019. REUTERS/ Gene Blevins

Drivers pass by heavy flames on the north bound I-5 freeway from a wind-driven wildfire in Sylmar, California, October 10, 2019. REUTERS/ Gene Blevins

Drivers pass by heavy flames on the north bound I-5 freeway from a wind-driven wildfire in Sylmar, California, October 10, 2019. REUTERS/ Gene Blevins
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A bulldozer grader burns from a wind-driven wildfire in Sylmar, California, October 11, 2019. REUTERS/ Gene Blevins

A bulldozer grader burns from a wind-driven wildfire in Sylmar, California, October 11, 2019. REUTERS/ Gene Blevins

A bulldozer grader burns from a wind-driven wildfire in Sylmar, California, October 11, 2019. REUTERS/ Gene Blevins
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Freeway traffic comes to a standstill as a wind-driven wildfire burns in Sylmar, California, October 10, 2019. REUTERS/Gene Blevins

Freeway traffic comes to a standstill as a wind-driven wildfire burns in Sylmar, California, October 10, 2019. REUTERS/Gene Blevins

Freeway traffic comes to a standstill as a wind-driven wildfire burns in Sylmar, California, October 10, 2019. REUTERS/Gene Blevins
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A wind-driven wildfire burns near power line tower in Sylmar, California, October 10, 2019. REUTERS/ Gene Blevins

A wind-driven wildfire burns near power line tower in Sylmar, California, October 10, 2019. REUTERS/ Gene Blevins

A wind-driven wildfire burns near power line tower in Sylmar, California, October 10, 2019. REUTERS/ Gene Blevins
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Firefighters battle a wind-driven wildfire in Sylmar, California, October 10, 2019. REUTERS/ Gene Blevins

Firefighters battle a wind-driven wildfire in Sylmar, California, October 10, 2019. REUTERS/ Gene Blevins

Firefighters battle a wind-driven wildfire in Sylmar, California, October 10, 2019. REUTERS/ Gene Blevins
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Local people evacuate themselves during the wind-driven wildfire in Sylmar, California, October 10, 2019. REUTERS/ Gene Blevins

Local people evacuate themselves during the wind-driven wildfire in Sylmar, California, October 10, 2019. REUTERS/ Gene Blevins

Local people evacuate themselves during the wind-driven wildfire in Sylmar, California, October 10, 2019. REUTERS/ Gene Blevins
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A wind-driven wildfire burns near power line tower in Sylmar, California, October 10, 2019. REUTERS/ Gene Blevins

A wind-driven wildfire burns near power line tower in Sylmar, California, October 10, 2019. REUTERS/ Gene Blevins

A wind-driven wildfire burns near power line tower in Sylmar, California, October 10, 2019. REUTERS/ Gene Blevins
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Los Angeles County fire tender is seen during wind-driven wildfire fire in Sylmar, California, October 10, 2019. REUTERS/ Gene Blevins

Los Angeles County fire tender is seen during wind-driven wildfire fire in Sylmar, California, October 10, 2019. REUTERS/ Gene Blevins

Los Angeles County fire tender is seen during wind-driven wildfire fire in Sylmar, California, October 10, 2019. REUTERS/ Gene Blevins
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