Officials ordered the evacuation of 6,000 people around the town of Idyllwild as firefighters battle to contain a blaze that has scorched more than 22,000 acres this week, according to the LA Times. The U.S. Forest Service on Thursday called the fire a "national priority."
July 19, 2013
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Helicopters load up water to attack the Mountain Fire on the east side of Idyllwild, Calif., on July 18, 2013.