“Back in the Jeep, struggling to navigate a road once so familiar but now shrouded by smoke-filled darkness, Chris almost ran over what looked like a bikini-clad woman on the road. Once he was closer, he realized she was wearing underwear. Her hair was singed, her mouth looked almost black, and her bare feet were severely burned. He impatiently tried to help her into his car, explaining how he needed to find his wife and son, feeling like she was resisting. Finally, she spoke. ‘I am your wife.'” A desperate rescue: A father’s heartbreaking attempt to save his family from a raging fire.

+ “Hundreds of Labor Day revelers were trapped in the High Sierra as the Creek Fire devoured tens of thousands of acres. An air rescue was ruled too dangerous. But Joe Rosamond and his helicopter crew were already on their way.” SF Chronicle: The burning forest lit the way.

+ Oregon fire chief and crew lose homes, station as they battle Holiday Farm Fire.