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Mountain Fire Near Idyllwild

Thunderstorms slowed flames that have destroyed at least seven homes. (7/22/2013)

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    A farming tractor is left in the wake of the Mountian Fire after it scorched the area on July 18, 2013 near Idyllwild, California. The massive wildfire in Riverside county has grown to 23,000 acres and is advancing towards the mountain town of Idyllwild on one front and city of Palm Springs on the other front destroying several homs and forcing the evacuation of 6,000 people. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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    Wes Rizor (L) looks and another resident on Idyllwild look at the fire map in the town centeras the out of control Mountian Fire continue to burn July 18, 2013 near Idyllwild, California. The massive wildfire in Riverside county has grown to 23,000 acres and is advancing towards the mountain town of Idyllwild on one front and city of Palm Springs on the other front destroying several homs and forcing the evacuation of 6,000 people. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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    Burned out cars are shown in the wake of the Mountian Fire after it scorched the area on July 18, 2013 near Idyllwild, California. The massive wildfire in Riverside county has grown to 23,000 acres and is advancing toward the mountain town of Idyllwild on one front and city of Palm Springs on the other front destroying several homs and forcing the evacuation of 6,000 people. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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    A fire fighting helicoter makes a drop on the Mountian Fire on July 18, 2013 near Idyllwild, California. The massive wildfire in Riverside county has grown to 23,000 acres and is advancing towards the mountain town of Idyllwild on one front and city of Palm Springs on the other, destroying several homs and forcing the evacuation of 6,000 people. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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    Firefighters head from base camp to fight the Mountain Fire July 18, 2013 near Idyllwild, California. The massive wildfire in Riverside County has grown to 23,000 acres and is advancing toward the mountain town of Idyllwild on one front and city of Palm Springs on the other front destroying several homes and forcing the evacuation of 6,000 people. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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    A pickup is shown in the wake of the Mountian Fire after it scorched the area on July 18, 2013 near Idyllwild, California. The massive wildfire in Riverside county has grown to 23,000 acres and is advancing towards the mountain town of Idyllwild on one front and city of Palm Springs on the other front destroying several homs and forcing the evacuation of 6,000 people. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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    A fire fighting helicopter drops down to pick up water from Lake Hemet to fight the Mountian Fire on July 18, 2013 in Idyllwild, California. The massive wildfire in Riverside county has grown to 23,000 acres and is advancing towards the mountain town of Idyllwild on one front and city of Palm Springs on the other front destroying several homs and forcing the evacuation of 6,000 people. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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    A fire fighting helicopter heads out to fight the Mountian Fire on July 18, 2013 in Idyllwild, California. The massive wildfire in Riverside county has grown to 23,000 acres and is advancing towards the mountain town of Idyllwild on one front and city of Palm Springs on the other front destroying several homs and forcing the evacuation of 6,000 people. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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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 memrobilia on their son's Marty Prevosto's property, which was destroyed by the Mountian Fire July 18, 2013 near Idyllwild, California. The massive wildfire in Riverside county has grown to 23,000 acres and is advancing towards the mountain town of Idyllwild on one front and city of Palm Springs on the other front destroying several homs and forcing the evacuation of 6,000 people. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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    A large plum of smoke is seen from the Mountian Fire on July 18, 2013 in Idyllwild, California. The massive wildfire in Riverside county has grown to 23,000 acres and is advancing towards the mountain town of Idyllwild on one front and city of Palm Springs on the other front destroying several homs and forcing the evacuation of 6,000 people. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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    A fire fighting DC-10 plane make a drop on the Mountian Fire on July 18, 2013 near Idyllwild, California. The massive wildfire in Riverside county has grown to 23,000 acres and is advancing towards the mountain town of Idyllwild on one front and city of Palm Springs on the other, destroying several homs and forcing the evacuation of 6,000 people. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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    Liquified metal from a burned-out BMW car next to destroyed home is shown after the Mountian Fire scorched the area on July 18, 2013 near Idyllwild, California. The massive wildfire in Riverside county has grown to 23,000 acres and is advancing towards the mountain town of Idyllwild on one front and city of Palm Springs on the other front destroying several homs and forcing the evacuation of 6,000 people. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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    Lucille Prevosto and her husband Joe Prevosto and a couple of firefighters survey the damage in the charred remains of their son's Marty Prevosto's property, which was destroyed by the Mountian Fire July 18, 2013 near Idyllwild, California. The massive wildfire in Riverside county has grown to 23,000 acres and is advancing towards the mountain town of Idyllwild on one front and city of Palm Springs on the other front destroying several homs and forcing the evacuation of 6,000 people. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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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 memrobilia on their son's Marty Prevosto's property, which was destroyed by the Mountian Fire July 18, 2013 near Idyllwild, California. The massive wildfire in Riverside county has grown to 23,000 acres and is advancing towards the mountain town of Idyllwild on one front and city of Palm Springs on the other front destroying several homs and forcing the evacuation of 6,000 people. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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    A fire fighting helicopter drops down to pick up water from Lake Hemet to fight the Mountian Fire on July 18, 2013 in Idyllwild, California. The massive wildfire in Riverside county has grown to 23,000 acres and is advancing towards the mountain town of Idyllwild on one front and city of Palm Springs on the other front destroying several homs and forcing the evacuation of 6,000 people. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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    The moon turns an orange color from the smoke of the Mountain Fire July 18, 2013 near Idyllwild, California. The massive wildfire in Riverside County has grown to 23,000 acres and is advancing toward the mountain town of Idyllwild on one front and city of Palm Springs on the other front destroying several homes and forcing the evacuation of 6,000 people. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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    A fire fighting helicopter dips into Lake Hemet to pick up water under the smoke of the Mountain Fire July 18, 2013 near Idyllwild, California. The massive wildfire in Riverside County has grown to 23,000 acres and is advancing toward the mountain town of Idyllwild on one front and city of Palm Springs on the other front destroying several homes and forcing the evacuation of 6,000 people. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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    A deer walk through the charred ladnscape looking for food after the Mountian Fire raced through the area on July 18, 2013 near Idyllwild, California. The massive wildfire in Riverside county has grown to 23,000 acres and is advancing towards the mountain town of Idyllwild on one front and city of Palm Springs on the other front destroying several homs and forcing the evacuation of 6,000 people. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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    Smoke from the Mountain Fire obscures the sun as a fire fighting helicopter heads to fight the Mountain Fire after picking up water from Lake Hemet July 18, 2013 near Idyllwild, California. The massive wildfire in Riverside County has grown to 23,000 acres and is advancing towards the mountain town of Idyllwild on one front and city of Palm Springs on the other front destroying several homes and forcing the evacuation of 6,000 people. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)