California Fires

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA — Flames of the Simi Valley fire ravage Southern California. This is one of many catastrophic fires plaguing Southern Californi. U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules pilots flew eight C-130 cargo airplanes and dropped 129,600 gallons of retardant on the Simi fire during 48 sorties and 32 flying hours as of Oct. 29. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Dennis W. Goff)