At least 13 large fires raged across California on Friday, threatening more than 16,000 homes and leading to evacuation orders for nearly 25,000 residents.
17 wildfires continue to burn across California.
Night-flying by California fire agencies could grow in the coming years given the increasing wildfire risk and drought conditions.
CNBC's Scott Cohn reports the latest on the Mendocino Complex wildfire.
CNBC's Aditi Roy reports from near the Mendocino Complex wildfire raging across California as firefighters are working to contain the burn.
Firefighting crews in California took advantage of mild temperatures to make progress in their battle to contain California's largest ever wildfire.
The wildfires raging across California are now the largest in the state's history.
The White House said Trump had "ordered Federal assistance to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts."
As California wildfires rage, politicians, timber companies and environmentalists are debating whether to thin overly dense forest lands that fuel the state's deadly infernos.
Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday called the wildfire situation in California part of "the new normal" and said the state has the money today to fight fires but cautioned things could get tighter in coming years due to a downturn.
There are now some 12,000 firefighters on the lines battling 17 major wildfires in California and more resources on the way from the East Coast. The blazes have destroyed over 1,000 structures and continue to threaten an additional 25,000 homes.
At least eight people have been killed in wildfires across California. NBC's Jay Gray reports the latest.
NBC's Jay Gray reports on the state of the deadly wildfires in California.
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After facing liability in wildfires last October, PG&E said Thursday that its insurance premium costs are significantly higher and it plans to transfer some of the financial risk to insurance and capital markets in agreements in the coming days.
The blaze has crossed the Sacramento River and now threatens hundreds of homes on the western fringes of the city of Redding, fire officials said.
Large wildfires grew across the American West, keeping thousands of people out of their homes for the July 4 holiday and forcing some strict bans on fireworks to prevent new fires from igniting in the hot, dry region.
A wildfire in Northern California swelled on Tuesday, as firefighters battled the blaze that threatened hundreds of homes and other structures, sending thick black smoke across the San Francisco Bay Area.
Hundreds of Northern California homes and businesses were threatened Monday after wildfires broke out over the weekend, forcing thousands of residents to flee their homes throughout rural regions north of San Francisco.
Firefighters out West are preparing for what could be another difficult summer wildfire season due to extreme heat and millions of dead trees that pose a fire hazard.