Some amazing photos from downtown Los Angeles shows wildfires are raging on the outskirts of the large metropolis and engulfing the area with thick clouds of smoke. Nearly 12,000 homes could be in danger and thousands evacuate.
Smoke from the Station Fire rises over downtown Los Angeles Monday, Aug. 31, 2009.(AP Photo/Jon Vidar)
Large smoke clouds from the Station Fire in Angeles National Forest, hang over the mountains on the outskirts of Los Angeles. A monster blaze raging above Los Angeles is growing in scope as weary firefighters voice hope that a break in searing temperatures will allow them to make inroads against the inferno.(AFP/Mark Ralston)
A deer walks through charred forest on Mount Gleason in the Angeles National Forest near Acton, California. A squadron of aircraft, including two SuperScooper air tankers, have been deployed to help bombard the blaze, although vast plumes of smoke were hampering the aerial attack, officials said.(AFP/Getty Images/Justin Sullivan)
California wildfires light the hillsides of the Tujunga area of Los Angeles on Monday, Aug. 31, 2009 .(AP Photo/John Lazar)