Mountain Fire Burns Near Idyllwild

Images from NBC4 viewers and others of the July 2013 Mountain Fire near Idyllwild, about 100 miles southeast of Los Angeles.

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Joe Chiosso
Joe Chiosso sent NBC4 this image of the Mountain Fire when it began burning near Idyllwild on Monday, July 15, 2013.
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Holly Lindquist
NBC4 viewer Holly Lindquist sent in this photo from Hemet of the wildfire.
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Joe Chiosso
With the fire at 150 acres, an NBC4 viewer in Hemet could hear fire trucks making their way up the mountain while tankers and helicopters passed overhead.
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Riverside County Fire Department
The blaze was burning in the San Bernardino National Forest.
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Joe Choisso
Smoke seen from East Hemet when the Mountain Fire was about 30 acres.
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Tina Witek
Winds had picked up Monday afternoon, according to an NBC4 viewer who sent this photo taken from Lake Riverside Estates in Aguanga.
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Tom Polzer
Smoke from Idyllwild at 5:10 p.m. Monday from Morongo Valley looking south.
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AP
The fire burned over a ridgeline behind the Garner Cattle Co. in Garner Valley, which is surrounded by the San Jacinto Mountains.
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Joel Cook/NBCLA.com
The Mountain Fire near Mountain Center in the Inland Empire at as seen on Thursday, July 18, 2013.
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Riverside County Fire Department
The area is scenic a popular with hikers, campers and rock climbers.
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Another view of the fire.
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The firefight continued overnight as the blaze spread from 1,000 acres Monday evening to 4,700 acres by Tuesday morning.
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Riverside County Fire Department
The battle against the Mountain Fire continued on Tuesday, July 16, 2013.
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The remnants of one of the structures burned in the Mountain Fire on Tuesday. Authorities weren't sure how many homes had burned.
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Tony Shin
A sign that burned in the Mountain Fire on Tuesday, July 16, 2013.
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These horses had survived the nearby fire.
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Tony Shin
A town hall building was damaged at Pine Springs Ranch.
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Debi Andersen
Mountain fire seen from the Mountain Center Fire/Rescue helipad about 5 p.m. on July 15.
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Debi Andersen
Mountain Fire overlooking Hwy 243 at 5 p.m. Monday, July 15.
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Mike Ellsworth
Smoke from Mountain Fire near Idyllwild blowing toward Mount San Jacinto and Mount San Gorgonio. Photo taken from Menifee at sunset on July 15, 2013.
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Mike Ellsworth
Another shot of smoke blowing at sunset from Menifee.
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Joe Chiosso
Mountain Fire at sunset 1000+ acres
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ASSOCIATED PRESS
A female inmate hand crew from Puerta La Cruz and firefighters in an engine company with them set fire to reinforce the line to stave off part of the Mountain Fire burning up a hill toward them on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 off Apple Canyon Road near Lake Hemet.
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Smoke from the fire on Wednesday July 17, 2013, seen from Lake Hemet Market, about four miles from where the blaze was first reported.
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NOAA
NOAA released this satellite image on Wednesday showing smoke from the Mountain Fire spreading some 60 miles northeast from Palm Springs past the U.S. Marine Corps training center in Twentynine Palms.
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A truck passes in front of a billowing tower of smoke from the Mountain Fire on Wednesday.
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Toni Guinyard
Smoke from the Mountain Fire seen from the Ramona Expressway.
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Homes were destroyed on Bonita Vista Road, east of Mountain Center.
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Toni Guinyard
Several cars had burned, fire officials reported.
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Toni Guinyard
Sixteen helicopters and 10 fixed wing aircraft -- including a DC-10 -- were assigned to the fire on Wednesday. This was shot from State Route 74 in Mountain Center.
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Toni Guinyard
Smoke billowing from the fire, as seen from Mountain Center.
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Tony Shin
A view of the massive response from Lake Hemet, looking northeast toward the fire on Wednesday afternoon.
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ASSOCIATED PRESS
Onlookers stop and take pictures of a large mushroom cloud of smoke coming from the Mountain Fire near Idyllwild on Wednesday, July 17.
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Tony Shin
A giant plume of smoke can be seen looking northeast from Lake Hemet on Wednesday.
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Getty Images
A deer walks through the charred landscape looking for food after the Mountain Fire raced through the area on July 18.
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Brad Jensen
On Thursday, the fire had grown to more than 35 square miles and much of Idyllwild was evacuated. Here, smoke can be seen across the mountains from the 10 Freeway near Palm Springs
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Joel Cook/NBCLA.com
The Mountain Fire near Mountain Center in the Inland Empire at as seen on Thursday, July 18, 2013.
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Brad Jensen
On Thursday, the fire had grown to more than 35 square miles and much of Idyllwild was evacuated. Here, smoke can be seen across the mountains from the 10 Freeway near Palm Springs
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Lucille Prevosto and her husband Joe Prevosto look through charred remains of a storage shed where they stored their furniture, china and personal memorabilia on their son's Marty Prevosto's property, which was destroyed by the Mountain Fire July 18.
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Wes Rizor, left, looks and another resident on Idyllwild look at the fire map in the town center as the out of control Mountian Fire continue to burn July 18.
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A female inmate hand crew from Puerta La Cruz and firefighters in an engine company with them set fire to reinforce the line to stave off part of the Mountain Fire burning up a hill toward them on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 off Apple Canyon Road near Lake Hemet, Calif. Tuesday, July 17th, 2013. Officials say the wildfire in the mountains west of Palm Springs has destroyed three houses and three mobile homes and is threatening dozens more residences.
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Firefighters head from base camp to fight the Mountain Fire on Thursday, July 18, 2013 near Idyllwild.
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Joel Cooke
Smoke towered above the Mountain Fire on Friday, the fifth say of the now 38-square-mile blaze.
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A hand crew works on the Mountain Fire on Friday, when firefighters were preparing for high winds and possible thunderstorms.
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A sign posted at the Lake Hemet general store thanks firefighters for their efforts to protect mountain communities on Friday, the fifth day of the battle against the Mountain Fire, which had grown to more than 38 square miles.
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Joel Cooke
Hot shots hike toward the firefight on Friday.
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Tony Shin
The fire came through "like a tornado," said one victim who was assessing damage on Friday.
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The Mountain Fire almost looked like a volcano when seen from NewsChopper 4 on Friday afternoon.
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A DC-10 drops a huge payload of fire retardant on Friday afternoon, as seen from NewsChopper 4.
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NASA
NASA on Friday released this image of smoke from the Mountain Fire, shown from the Terra spacecraft when passed over the wildfire around 11:40 a.m. on Wednesday.
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