California Governor Jerry Brown warns that forest fires will still continue to engulf the state while firefighters are trying to overcome six major fires that have killed at least one person and damaged hundreds of homes.
Brown reviews the damage in Ventura County, California, north of Los Angeles, one of the few worst-hit areas of the week.
"The incident is increasingly widespread," Brown said, blaming climate change as a cause of the increasing danger of forest fires by the end of the year.
"We face reality only in this state where the flames are life-threatening, property, settlements, and certainly billions of dollars, "Brown told reporters.
Approximately 87,000 people are still displaced, dwindling from over 200,000 earlier this week.
Since Monday, the fire had burned an area of more than 670 square kilometers. [vm]