Article Photos: ‘It just shot up so fast'; Fires blaze across West 11/12

John Shea leans into a gate, exhausted, as a forest fire consumes the grounds around a friend's ranch Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, near Cle Elum, Wash. Shea heard the news, knew his friend was at work, and rushed over to his home to rescue livestock. Photo by Jordan Stead, The Seattle Times/AP