Cal Fire officials said Thursday that weather conditions remain unstable as shifting winds, steep terrain and dry fuels continue to tax firefighters.
The team has been working hard to hold existing containment lines, add progressive hose lays, battle fast-moving spot fires and more.
"What we're seeing in California right now is more destructive, larger fires burning at rates that we have historically never seen", Mr Cox said.
Firefighters on a structure protection team watch a plume of smoke grow from the Ranch Fire (Mendocino Complex) in the hills north of Upper Lake, California, U.S. August 1, 2018.
Firefighters from Australia and New Zealand flew out of Sydney on Friday on a mission to relieve exhausted crews battling deadly wildfires sweeping the northwest of the United States.
The governor's statement comes just days after President Trump declared a state of emergency for California. The area is roughly 14 miles south of Redding, where the Carr wildfire has destroyed 1,060 homes. "We are part of that process", he said. Jerry Brown. "All that is the new normal that we will have to face".
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According to the National Interagency Fire Center, the Carr fire is one of eight blazes now burning in the state, with 93 fires in total burning across the United States.
Most of the devastation occurred on the night of July 26, when gale-force winds whipped the blaze into a flaming cyclone that jumped the Sacramento River and roared with little warning into Redding and adjacent towns in the scenic Shasta-Trinity region.
Six people, including two firefighters, have died, and the fire has destroyed 1,058 homes and almost 500 other buildings, including barns and warehouses, making it the sixth most destructive wildfire in California history, state fire officials said.
Of the 20 people reported missing as of Monday, all have now been accounted for.
"The need to protect these communities.is requiring more firefighters, more resources all the time", Pimlott said. Crews are mopping up burned areas on the southern end of the fire.
Along with a bulldozer contract employee and a Redding firefighter killed in the Carr Fire, the captain of a wildland hotshots team and a Cal Fire heavy equipment operator have been killed in the Ferguson fire burning near Yosemite in Mariposa County.