Southland Fires -- Day 5
Date: 10/26/2007 Album ID: 360578
Photos by The Associated Press
Photos from throughout Southern California as firefighters battled wildfires Thursday, Oct. 25, while President George W. Bush tours the burn zone.
A collection of antique fine porcelain horses, used to decorate birthday cakes, are seen broken and melted among the ashes of Bruce Howe's destroyed house in the Rancho Santa Fe community in San Diego, Calif. , Thursday, Oct. 25, 2007. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
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Doug Cade a Riverside County firefighter stands under a bare tree as he surveys the damage to a home on Modjeska Grade Road that was destroyed after flames swept through Modjeska, Calif., Thursday, Oct. 25, 2007,  near Irvine, Calif.(AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)
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Riverside County firefighters put out a hot spot in a pile of dry stall and animal feed stored at a home on Modjeska Grade Road that was destroyed after flames swept through Modjeska, Calif., Thursday, Oct. 25, 2007,  near Irvine, Calif.(AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)
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Oranges litter the ground and hang from a tree destroyed by wildfires in Poway, Calif., Thursday, Oct. 25, 2007.  (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)
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Dominic Fonseca carries keepsakes he found in the rubble of his great-grandparents' home following wildfires in the Rancho Bernardo area of San Diego, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2007. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)
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In this photo released by the U.S. Navy crew members aboard an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter activate a release button, dumping 420 gallons of water below them on a burning target in San Diego, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2007.  HSC-85 teamed up with the San Diego California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection to help put out the wild fires blazing across southern California. (AP Photo/U.S. Navy, Petty Officer 3rd Class Dustin Kelling)
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Office supply business owner Bruce Howe, an avid classic car collector looks at a destroyed classic General Motors truck in the Rancho Santa Fe community in San Diego, Calif. , Thursday, Oct. 25, 2007. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
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Volunteers, from left,  Kathie Manie, Jasmine Jones and Rita Sweeting prepare to pray at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, Calif., Thursday, Oct. 25, 2007. The stadium, home of the San Diego Chargers, is being used as an evacuation center for those affected by wildfires.  (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
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An air tanker seen from Snow Valley Ski Resort drops its load of retardant as the battle against the Slide Fire continues Thursday, Oct. 25, 2007, in the San Bernardino National Forest in California. Bulldozers, hand crews and air tankers were employed as firefighters worked to create a line about a half-mile north of Highway 18 near Snow Valley. (AP Photo/The Press-Enterprise, Greg Vojtko) ** MANDATORY CREDIT  MAGS OUT NO SALES **
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Kathryn Hernandez, second from right, of San Bernardino, Calif., who was concerned for relatives whose homes are in the path of the Grass Valley and Slide wildfires, gets help from Sommer Moore, right, of the U.S. Forest Service at the National Orange Show Fairgrounds Dome in San Bernardino, Calif., Thursday, Oct. 25, 2007. (AP Photo/The Press-Enterprise, Ramon Mena Owens) ** MANDATORY CREDIT, MAGS OUT, NO SALES **
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Tyson Large, a U.S. Forest Service firefighter from Six Rivers National Forest near Eureka, Calif., cuts a burning tree into sections as the battle against the Slide Fire enters it's fourth day, Thursday, October 25, 2007 in San Bernardino, Calif..  Bulldozers, hand crews and air tankers were employed as firefighters worked to create a line about one-half mile north of Hwy. 18 near the Snow Valley Ski Resort.  (AP Photo/ The Press-Enterprise, Greg Vojtko) ***MANDATORY CREDIT, MAGS OUT, NO SALES***
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President George W. Bush hugs Brea, Calif. Fire Capt. Kathy Schaefer at Kit Carson Park in Escondido, Calif., which is base camp for firefighters fighting fires in San Diego County, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2007.  In San Diego's hard-hit community of Rancho Bernardo, Bush stepped through rubble on a street of Mediterranean-style homes, where houses that remained unscathed were interspersed with what amounted to mere shells of the American dream. (AP Photo/K.C. Alfred, Pool)
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Mark Wery, right, turns away after looking upon his home for the first time Thursday, Oct. 25, 2007, in Poway, Calif., as his friend Eric Ottesen, left, comforts him.  Evacuees were being allowed back into their neighborhoods, and shelters were beginning to empty at an increasingly rapid rate.  (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
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In this image released by the Navy Visual News Service, Aviation Warfare Systems Operator 2nd Class Danny Vickers helps guide pilots while scooping water from a lake near raging wildfires in San Diego County, Calif., Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2007. Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 85 has teamed up with the San Diego California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection to help put out the wildfires blazing across Southern California. (AP Photo/Navy Visual News Service, Seaman Jon Husman)
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