According to police reports in California, the Valley fire is spreading, with 162 more homes now burnt down in what is being describes as the state’s fourth worst-ever fire.
Despite managing to be contained, the fire squad have admitted that 6,563 residential buildings are still at risk as the fire continues to burn.
So far, damage-assessment teams have counted 1,050 homes in total burned in Lake County, according to Department of Forestry and Fire Protection spokesman Daniel Berlant.
The fire has spread across 188 square miles, killing three people.
With no end in sight, our thoughts and prayers go out to the families affected.