As politicians from Washington, D.C. and Sacramento were opening the fire hoses of emergency funding to help California with the drought last week, a house surrounded by dry foliage burned down at Elizabeth Lake and a 20-acre wildfire was attacked near Templin Highway. [photo by Jeff Zimmerman]

As politicians from Washington, D.C. and Sacramento were opening the fire hoses of emergency funding to help California with the drought last week, a house surrounded by dry foliage burned down at Elizabeth Lake and a 20-acre wildfire was attacked near Templin Highway. [photo by Jeff Zimmerman]