Wildfires in California worsened by drought

Fires flare as California enters the height of wildfire season in the midst of one of the state's worst droughts on record.

  • A man talks on a phone as a wildfire is seen approaching the neighbourhood in Carlsbad ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • A wildfire burns through a canyon in Carlsbad ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • Firefighters battle the Ranch Fire near San Diego ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • Jonathon Collopy, a resident of Fairbanks Ranch neighborhood, surveys the Bernardo Fire from a property across the street from his house near San Diego ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • Firefighters work in a canyon to help extinguish the Bernardo Fire, north of San Diego ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • A helicopter drops water on a burning hillside next to homes as firefighters battle the Bernardo Fire near San Diego ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • Firefighters battle the Ranch Fire near San Diego ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • A burning home is doused with water as firefighters battle with wildfires in Carlsbad, California ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • Greg Saska watches his mother's house burn as firefighters battle a fire in Carlsbad ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • A firefighter puts out spot fires at a sub-division of homes as they battle wildfires in Carlsbad ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • A bush is fully engulfed at the Ranch Fire near San Diego ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • Students and teachers from Aviara Oaks Elementary and Aviara Oaks Middle School are evacuated to the Sunrise at La Costa Senior Living Center in Carlsbad ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • Firefighters battle a fire in Carlsbad ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • A brush fire burns near a school in the community of Carlsbad, California ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • A Helicopter assists in fighting fire at the Ranch Fire near San Diego ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • Students and teachers from Aviara Oaks Elementary and Aviara Oaks Middle School are evacuated to the Sunrise at La Costa Senior Living Center in Carlsbad ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • Firefighters battle the Ranch Fire near San Diego ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • Firefighters battle wildfires in Carlsbad ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • Firefighters battle the Ranch Fire near San Diego, California ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • Smoke rises from brush fire in Carlsbad, California ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • Greg Saska watches as his mother's home goes up in flames as fire fighters battle wildfires in Carlsbad ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser