‘It just shot up so fast'; Fires blaze across West - Article Photos 1/12

Neighbors race up a hillside to help another as they try to hold back flames from nearby houses Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, on Bettas Road 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