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Holly Solberg looks through the debris of her mother's Lake Hughes home on Newview Road that was destroyed by the Powerhouse fire. Holly and her five siblings were raised in the house that her parents, Dorothy and Howard Solberg, moved into 44 years ago.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

A melted plastic fence looks more like a Cristo sculpture along Elizabeth Lake Road in Elizabeth Lake, where hills were blackened by the fire.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

Neighbor Marcy Harms, left, hugs Dorothy Solberg, right, as family and friends look through the debris of Dorothy's home located in Lake Hughes. The fire has burned thousands of acres of chaparral and dry grasses, some of which hasn't burned since 1929.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

The remains of a home on Newview Road in Lake Hughes destroyed by the Powerhouse fire.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

Firefighters walk down Pine Canyon Road after a day of fighting the Powerhouse blaze just north of Lake Hughes on Monday night.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

Joe Biviano, 63, returned to find his home burned to the ground by the Powerhouse fire on Sylvan Drive in Lake Hughes on Monday. "We lived here for 15 years, but lost 40 years of memories," Biviano said. "This is just stuff. But it still hurts when you don't have your stuff."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

A helicopter drops fire retardant on a ridge near Lake Hughes where the Powerhouse fire continues to burn on Monday afternoon.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

Smoke bellows from the Powerhouse fire on a ridge near Lake Hughes.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

A water-dropping helicopter flies past burnt areas while refueling to control the Powerhouse fire.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Patrick T. Fallon / For the Times

A water dropping helicopter refills with water from Hughes Lake off Elizabeth Lake Road, with the charred earth and trees of the previous days fire, rear, during the Powerhouse Fire on Monday in Lake Hughes.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Patrick T. Fallon / For the Times

A Ventura County Fire engine drives through the black charred earth near the Fairmont Reservoir while working to control the Powerhouse Fire on Monday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Patrick T. Fallon / For the Times

A Cal Fire air tanker makes a drop near the Fairmont Reservoir while working to control the Powerhouse fire.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Patrick T. Fallon / For the Times

An air tanker drops retardant on a wind-driven flare-up of the Powerhouse fire along Johnson Road in Lake Hughes.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times

A firefighter runs back to his truck to get a hose line started after a wind-driven flare up started along Johnson Road during the Powerhouse wildfire in in Lake Hughes.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times

L.A. County sheriff's deputies rescue a horse that evacuated homeowners left behind as the Powerhouse fire bears down in the background off Elizabeth Lake Road in Lake Hughes.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times

Charred ruins are all that remain at one of the six homes on Newview Drive in Lake Hughes destroyed by the Powerhouse fire.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times

A firefighter from the Orange County Fire Authority tries to stop the Powerhouse blaze from jumping Elizabeth Lake Road in Lake Hughes.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times

A crew stands by to keep the Powerhouse fire from jumping Elizabeth Lake Road in Lake Hughes.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times

A home is spared by flames as winds shifted eastbound in Lake Hughes.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

The charred interior of a truck along with a storage structure that was burned to the ground due to the Powerhouse fire in Lake Hughes.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

A helicopter puts out a hot spot on the Powerhouse fire at Lake Elizabeth.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

The Powerhouse fire continues to burn along the Elizabeth Lake Canyon in Lake Elizabeth.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

A firefighter finishes hitting a hot spot in an area charred by the Powerhouse fire along Elizabeth Lake Road in Green Valley.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

A crew from Duarte stands by as a bulldozer cuts a fire line in an effort to slow the progress of the Powerhouse fire near Castaic.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

A camp crew heads out to fight the Powerhouse fire as it burns along San Francisquito Canyon Road in the Angeles National Forest.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

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