Picking Up The PiecesS

[Tujunga, California; September 2. Image via Getty]

Beth Halaas carries salvaged items past the remnants of her family cabin destroyed by the Station Fire in the Angeles National Forest on the outskirts of Los Angeles city on September 2, 2009. Firefighters made progress against the deadly wildfire raging in Los Angeles as officials said the monster blaze was most likely started by human activity. The fire has left two firefighters dead, destroyed 92 structures and ripped through 140,150 acres (56,716 hectares) of parched forest in mountains to the northeast of Los Angeles. A rise in humidity on Tuesday enabled firefighters to increase containment of the inferno to 22 percent, allowing thousands of evacuees to return to their properties. AFP PHOTO/Mark RALSTON (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)