A man prays as the Creek fire advances behind him in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles.
“The prospects for containment are not good. Mother Nature is going to decide when we have the ability to put it out.”
LAKE ISABELLA, CA - JUNE 24: Firefighters from Cal Fire's Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit pay close attention to the wildfire coming at every direction in Kelso Valley as the wildfire progresses east with the winds, near Lake Isabella, Calif., on June 24, 2016. (Photo by Marcus Yam/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
“I’ve been in the fire service for over 30 years, and I’m horrified at what I’ve seen,” said Cal Fire public information officer Jerry Fernandez.
As of Monday night, Gov. Jerry Brown (D) had declared states of emergency in several northern counties, including Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino.