Since the middle of August, fires in California have killed eight people, destroyed more than 3,600 structures, and forced evacuations in communities near the coast, and along the Sierra Nevada
Forecasters said some weather relief was in sight that could help the overwhelmed firefighters. Meanwhile, a blast of polar air helped slow wildfires in Colorado and Montana
Erratic winds have raised the potential for extreme fire within the existing fires' and may result in new fires.
Donald Trump threatens to withhold federal aid from fire-hit California; US president blames governor for 'terrible management'
US President Donald Trump threatened once again Sunday to withhold federal aid from California after its Democratic governor criticized his environmental policies
California fires: State utility PG&E imposes another round of widespread blackouts; nearly 1.1 million people remain without electricity
Frustration and anger mounted across Northern California as the state's biggest utility, Pacific Gas & Electric, began another round of widespread blackouts aimed at preventing its electrical equipment from sparking wildfires in high winds.
Statewide emergency declared in Northern California as wildfires continue to blaze; millions of residents remain without power
With ferocious winds driving multiple wildfires through bone-dry vegetation and nearly 200,000 people ordered to leave their homes, California's governor declared a statewide emergency on Sunday.
California blaze: Tens of thousands forced to evacuate homes as fires rage on; US state expected to see more power cuts
Fast-growing fires throughout California forced tens of thousands of people to evacuate their homes as dry winds and high heat fed flames and fears in the state.