A home burns as the Butte Fire rages through Mountain Ranch.
Robert Hooper, exhausted after several days with little sleep, is overcome with emotion while surveying his property that was burnt by the Valley Fire near Middleton.
The scorched remains of bathing areas are seen at Harbin Hot Springs Retreat & Workshop Center after the so-called Valley Fire whipped through Middleton, California, on September 14. The northern Cali
A firefighter sprays water on a backfire while battling the Butte Fire near San Andreas.
A vehicle and swing were scorched by the Valley Fire line in Middletown.
An oven remains standing amid ruins of a home leveled by the Valley Fire.
A firefighter works to save a residence from the Butte Fire.
Roughly a dozen wildfires have been raging through a drought-ridden California since last week, killing at least one woman and forcing thousands of people to evacuate their homes.
On Monday, two separate fires annihilated homes and displaced more than 20,000 people. Schools and businesses also have been destroyed, and at least four firefighters were injured while battling the blazes.
California Governor Jerry Brown declared an ongoing state of emergency on Sunday.