A massive fire, called the "Coastal Fire," engulfed more than a dozen multimillion-dollar mansions near the Laguna Hills area in Orange County.
Fire crews are doing controlled burns of wildland in Rodeo starting Friday that will cause visible smoke and flames along Interstate Highway 80, according to the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District.
Fire officials said at least 20 multimillion-dollar mansions have been destroyed after a fire erupted in Orange County. Laguna Niguel city officials said 900 homes are under evacuation orders.
A fire in Southern California raced through multi-million mansions and the largest wildfire in the U.S. was spreading toward mountain resort towns in northern New Mexico.
A firefighter was killed last week when a dead tree unexpectedly fell on him while he was working on a prescribed burn in Tuolumne County, officials say.