We're seeing thousands of images like this one, showing people's lives, consumed by flame. The onset of the fire raises complicated questions about where we live, and the situation our climate is in. But, for these folks, the questions were probably much more basic -- what can we take, what do we have to leave behind? Have you ever had to face those questions?
A fire burns on an unattended property near Del Dios Highway in the Rancho Santa Fe area of San Diego, California Oct. 23. Wildfires stoked by fierce winds burned unchecked across Southern California for a third day on Tuesday with 300,000 people in San Diego alone evacuated as flames destroyed or threatened homes from humble forest cabins to luxury villas.