Fires burn across the West - Photo Gallery 10/12

A helicopter drops water taken from the adjacent Yakima River onto a wildfire Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, on Highway 10 near Cle Elum, Wash. The fast-moving wildfire has burned 60 homes across nearly 40 square miles of central Washington grassland, timber and sagebrush. No injuries have been reported but more than 400 people have been forced to flee. AP photo