Dramatic Photos: Deadly SoCal Fire Was Arson

Check out dramatic photo coverage of SoCal's wildfires.

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Roadside cross in the charred Angeles National Forest near Mt. Wilson. Authorities say the blazes that killed two firefighters were intentionally set.
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Wildland firefighter hot shot Sterling Rel watches a fire line of a fire threatening houses in the La Cresenta section of Glendale, California.
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Cindy Pain fights back tears as she embraces neighbor Dave Johnson on Stonyvale Road off Big Tujunga Canyon Road in the Angeles National Forest near Los Angeles on Thursday, Sept. 3. Pain and Johnson both lost their homes in the Station fire on Saturday.
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Lisa Avila, left,is comforted by her friend Charlene Oliver after going through the charred remains of her home that was destroyed by the 49er fire in Auburn, California.
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A resident wipes her eyes as she clears brush from behind her home in Tujunga, California.
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A resident, who would only give his name as Adi (R), is consoled by a friend as he sees the charred remains of his home that was burned by the Station Fire.
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Paul Funk, a supervisor for the Los Angeles County Highway Department sifts through the burned-out remains of a county structure near Acton, California.
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California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger picks up a dumbbell in a burned out home while touring a neighborbood destroyed by wildfires in Big Tujunga Canyon in Tujunga, California.
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Residents stand on their roof to watch a wildfire burn near their home in Glendale, California.
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A message is written on the side of a fire vehicle in memory of the two Los Angeles County firefighters that died while trying to escape the Station Fire in Sylmar, California.
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A masticator tractor cuts trees and branches surrounding transmission towers as firefighters prepare to defend the historic Mount Wilson Observatory, post office and broadcast facilities on top of 5,700-foot Mount Wilson.
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Firefighter Will Burks rests on his chainsaw before climbing down a steep section of the Angeles National Forest while his crew builds a fire break at Mt. Wilson, California.
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A firefighting helicopter flies by a smoke shrouded sun as it prepares to drop water on hot spots of the Station Fire.
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Firefighters take a break during the Station Fire in La Crescenta, California.
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A resident, who would only give his name as Adi, cries as he looks through the charred remains of his home that was burned by the Station Fire September 2 at Vogel Flats near Tujunga, California.
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Charred cars sit near a burned down home September 2 at Vogel Flats near Tujunga, California.
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A backfire burns near homes during the Station Fire in La Crescenta, California.
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Martin Friedlander prepares to settle a horse into the Hanson Dam Equestrian Center after removing the animal from the Little Tujunga Canyon wildfire area.
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A helicopter flies near a wildfire during the Station Fire in La Crescenta.
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Firefighters walk up the hill during the Station Fire in La Crescenta, California.
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A firefighter looks from the fire break that kept a fire in the Deukmejian Wilderness Park, background, from jumping into a neighborhool in the La Crescenta section of Glendale, California.
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Firefighter Daniel McCarty, of Prescott, Ariz., sprays water during the Station Fire in La Crescenta, California.
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Kevin Munson, right, Brittany Fryer, second from right, Francesca Scott, left, and an unidentified firefighter watch as the Station fire burns in the hills above Acton, California.
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Smoke from the Station Fire rises over downtown Los Angeles. Two firefighters have been killed, three civilians critically injured and five more were trapped in the hills above Los Angeles by a raging wildfire that has engulfed more than 105,000 acres and destroyed at least 53 homes.
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A plane drops fire retardant chemicals on a wildfire in San Bernadino county Monday afternoon.
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Firefighters work a fire threatening houses in the La Cresenta section of Glendale, California.
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Connie Kirchner kisses her cat, Buddy, after finding he had survived the 49 fire that destroyed her home in Auburn, California.
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Firefighters stage before heading out to battle a blaze in the community of Oak Glen, California.
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An aereal view of the wildfires that are burnig in the Mount Wilson area in Los Angeles.
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This photo released by NASA shows a satellite view of the Station fire burning out of control in Southern California. The photo was taken taken by NASA's Terra Satellite.
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California wild fires rage on the hillsides of the Tujunga area of Los Angeles.
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Paul White, 46, who has evacuated several times since the start of the Station Fire, watches a backfire burn in front of his home in La Crescenta, California.
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Jeff Trapani, of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection hoses down a hot spot in the burned out remains of a home destroyed by the 49er fire in Auburn, California.
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Firefighter Timothy Caudle, of Upper Lake, Calif., sprays water during the Station Fire in La Canada Flintridge, Calif., Monday, Aug. 31.
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Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger comforts fire victim Tami Higgs, who lost her home in a fire, while touring the fire scene in Auburn, Calif., Monday, Aug. 31. A fire that broke out Aug. 30 swept through the area consuming more than 275 acres and destroying an estimated 50 homes.
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A fire fighter drives away from a wall of flames in Acton, California.
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A firefighting plane drops fire retardant on the Oak Glen fire near Yucaipa, Calif., Monday, Aug. 31, 2009.
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California Highway Patrol officers look at an abandoned Los Angeles County fire vehicle as they investigate a crash scene that killed two firefighters on Mount Gleason in the Angeles National Forest.
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The charred remains of a Los Angeles County fire truck, where two Los Angeles County firefighters were killed, sits at the bottom of a hill on Mount Gleason in the Angeles National Forest.
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Spot fires glow after the Station Fire burned through August 30, 2009 in Acton.
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A Los Angeles County fire fighter sprays water on hot spots as he fights the Station Fire August 30, 2009 in Acton.
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Los Angeles County fire fighters mop up hot spots as they fight the Station Fire August 30, 2009 in Acton.
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Fire fighters walk through thick smoke from the Station Fire.
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A burned traffic sign sits on the Angeles Crest Highway during the Station Fire in the Angeles National Forest near Los Angeles.
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A deer walks through charred forest on Mount Gleason in the Angeles National Forest near Acton, California.
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A firefighter watches a backfire burn as the battle with a wildfire continues in Acton, California.
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Smoke from the Station Fire is seen billowing up from behind the famous Hollywood sign in the Hollywood Hill in Los Angeles.
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A United States Forest Service air tanker drops fire retardant next to a line of fire as the Station fire burns in the hills above a home in Acton, Calif.
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Los Angeles County Sheriff deputies and residents help evacuate horses as the Station fire burns in the hills above Acton, Calif. on Sunday.
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A DC10 plane drops fire retardent on the Station fire in the Altadena and La Canada Flintridge foothills above Los Angeles.
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U.S. Forest Service firefighters head out to put out hot spots after the Station fire scorched through the valley in the Altadena and La Canada Flintridge foothills.
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A California Department of Forestry plane drops fire retardent on the Station fire.
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Homes on a ridge in the La Canada Flintridge foothills above Los Angeles were saved by firefighters.
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Cpt. Darren Kaye (L) and Colby Stout, firefighters with U.S. Forest Service, review the scene after the Station fire scorched through a valley in the Altadena and La Canada Flintridge foothills.
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L. A. County firefighters look on as the out of control Station Fire threatens a home near Ocean View Drive in the La Canada Flintridge foothills.
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Los Angeles County fire fighters Kevin Klar (L), Eric Tucker (C) and home owner Henrik Hairapetian, who stayed behind to protect his home, are illuminated by the glow of the Station Fire as it scorches a hillside on Bristow Drive.
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A reverse shot shows the firefighters and home owner silhouetted against the glow of the Station Fire.
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L. A. County firefighters prepare to leave after protecting houses on Bristow Drive in La Canada Flintridge.
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Los Angeles County fire fighter Kevin Klar prepares to leave after protecting houses on Bristow Drive in La Canada Flintridge.
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Residents of La Canada Flintridge are escorted out by the police after a mandatory evacuation order while the out of control Station Fire approaches their homes in the foothills.
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Smoke rises from two brush fires in the Angeles National Forest northeast of downtown Los Angeles, on August 27, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.
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Flames from a brush fire glow from a distance behind a home on Baytree Drive in La Canada Flintridge, California.
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Residents look on as firefighting helicopter drop water on a fast moving brush fire that broke out in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., shortly after 8:00 p.m. on August 27, 2009.
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Flames burn around a U.S. Forest Service fire station about five miles up Highway Two at the Angeles National Forest near La Canada Flintridge.
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A Los Angeles County fire helicopter drops water on a hot spot during a wildfire, Friday, Aug. 28, 2009, in the Rolling Hills section of Rancho Palos Verdes.
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Firefighter Jered Dotson, of Eugen, Oregon, takes a break from working a wildfire in the Angeles National Forest on Mt. Wilson, California.
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Sisters Julia Castello and Mary Jensch, right, take refuge at a Red Cross disaster center at Palos Verdes Peninsula High School after a fast moving brush fire broke out in Rancho Palos Verdes.
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Smoke billows from over a ridge in Angeles National Forest in La Canada Flintridge as seen from Pasadena California.
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A plane makes a retardant drop as firefighters and aircrews battle the Morris wildfire in the rugged San Gabriel Mountains above the northeastern Los Angeles suburb of Glendora on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009.
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A canyon fire blows up along the Angeles Crest Highway during the second day of the Station Fire in the Angeles National Forest on Thursday Aug. 27, 2009.
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A Los Angeles County fire helicopter drops on a hot spot during a wildfire, Friday morning, Aug. 28, 2009, in the Rolling Hills section of Rancho Palos Verdes.
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