Fire has consumed an area of four times San Francisco. A total of 12 business areas and 435 other buildings were also destroyed.
Governor Jerry Brown said that he would mobilize all the resources needed to help extinguish the fire.
Hot temperatures and dry conditions make it more difficult to extinguish the fire. But the officers managed to extinguish 35% of the flames.
Reporting from USA Today, the fire was called the most severe fire ever in California.
A number of popular places have also been temporarily closed, such as the Yosemite Valley, which has been closed since July 25, at least until this week because thick smoke continues to soar.