The worst fires in California history are currently wage in America.
So far at least 11 people have died and more than 250,000 people have been forced to flee their homes to avoid three major blazes in the state.
Firefighters were powerless in stopping a wildfire destroying the northern town of Paradise, where nine people died and 35 are missing.
Another fire swept into the affluent southern beach resort of Malibu.
“The magnitude of the destruction of the fire is unbelievable and heartbreaking,” said Mark Ghilarducci, of the California governor’s office.
Meteorologists have warned that dangerous conditions may continue well into next week, but firefighters are hoping to take advantage of a temporary lull in the wind fanning the flames.
The region has grappled with serious wildfires in recent years, including the worst in the state’s history – the Mendocino fire in 2018.