• A San Bernardino County Sheriff Department helicopter does a water drop on a RV and truck on fire during a wildfire in Devore, Calif., on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. A wildfire with a ferocity never seen before by veteran California firefighters raced up and down canyons, instantly engulfing homes and forcing thousands of people to flee, some running for their lives just ahead of the flames. Authorities could not immediately say how many homes had been destroyed, but they warned that the number will be large. (David Pardo/The Daily Press via AP)

    Monstrous California wildfire drives over 80,000 from homes

    SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire with a ferocity never seen before by veteran California firefighters raced up and down canyons, instantly engulfing homes and forcing thousands of people to flee, some running for their lives just ahead of the flames.