On Monday firefighters in California continued to battle multiple blazes fueled by extreme heat and other severe weather conditions. A record high 2 million acres have been burned in the state this year.
The devastating Creek Fire burning in the Sierra region area has grown to over 78,000 acres and was 0% contained as of Monday morning. Governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency for the area on Monday. Auberry and North Fork were both placed under mandatory evacuation orders. In Southern California, the El Dorado Fire, which was sparked by a pyrotechnic device used in a gender reveal party, has burned over 7,300 acres and is only 7% contained, Multiple homes have been destroyed and some 21,000 residents have been evacuated
A state of emergency was declared in San Diego County as the Valley Fire burned over 10,200 acres and was only 1% contained.