A female inmate hand crew from Puerta La Cruz and firefighters in an engine company set fire to reinforce the line to stave off part of the Mountain Fire burning up a hill toward them on Tuesday, July 16, 2013, off Apple Canyon Road near Lake Hemet, Calif.
Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press .
published Wednesday, July 17th, 2013
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IDYLLWILD, Calif. — A fast-growing wildfire in the mountains west of Palm Springs destroyed three houses and three mobile homes, and was threatening dozens more residences, officials said Tuesday.