‘It just shot up so fast'; Fires blaze across West - Article Photos 8/12

Rita Torre, 47, sits on the side of the road with her dog Puma after driving over a burning log evacuating her home and the Wye fire near Clearlake Oaks, Calif., Monday Aug. 13, 2012. Torre left her home on Spring Valley Rd. Sunday night. The Wye fire had burned about 3,000 acres and was considered to be 25 percent contained Monday. Wildfires burn across the West, threatening hundreds of homes in California and killing a firefighter in Idaho. AP photo