Officials fear the ever-growing tinder box of dead, dried-out trees will only add to what has already been a devastating series of wildfire seasons.
"It moved with an intensity and a ferocity that our firefighters have not seen before."
Firefighters are battling two large wildfires near Los Angeles and Big Sur that have destroyed dozens of homes and left at least two people dead.
Firefighters in Northern California are battling multiple blazes that have killed at least six people and injured three.
David Ruhl died fighting a blaze in far Northern California. It is among dozens of fires burning across the West.
Including two never before seen images. Commander Chris Hadfield has been taking some stunning photos from the International Space Station. The photos from the ground are devastating.