"Running From Flames"
Kilgore of San Bernardino runs from a ball of flame as he tries to save his
house from an intense firestorm which started in the San Bernardino National
Forest off Highway 18 in Waterman Canyon on Oct. 25, 2003. Kilgore lives
off 40th Street in north San Bernardino, CA. The California Firestorms
destroyed 3,500 homes and left 23 people dead. Many homeowners had little
time to gather belongings. Thousands were kept away from their homes for
days, not knowing if they had a house to return to. But, through it all,
there was a resilience and a spirit among those who lost it all. The brush
fire that began early on Oct.24 mushroomed into the largest blaze in
California history. It lasted over 11 days.