Two areas of Los Angeles broke their all-time high temperature records in the past day, according to statistics from the National Weather Service (NWS).
Nearly 150 firefighters from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection are in quarantine due to COVID-19 infection or exposure.
It is unknown whether any evacuations had taken place and the cause of the fire remains under investigation.
The father of five children managed to save his wife, 11-year-old daughter and infant, before returning to the burning building to try save his remaining children.
California has been swept by another rapidly moving fire in the Somis and Santa Paula areas of Ventura County.
SoCal Edison customers may be affected by a power shut off in parts of California on Wednesday.
The threat of California's wildfires continues with critical dry and windy weather conditions expected through Wednesday.
Nearly 7,000 acres have been burned by a wildfire in Sonoma County, with mandatory evacuation orders and power shutdowns in place throughout the area.
Drivers are being warned to avoid Interstate 80.
Unfortunately, the fire has still torched nearly 30,000 acres of land.
Gusting winds, triple digit temperatures and almost zero chance of rain in Northern California pose a persistent threat to firefighters.
"The more serious predictions of warming and fires to occur later in the century, 2040 or 2050, they're now occurring in real time," the governor said.
The Carr fire is now ranked as the sixth most destructive wildfire in California's history.
The fire has grown to more than 300 times its original size in only a few days.
More than three dozen wildfires have broken out across the western United States, fanned by scorching heat, winds and low humidity in a particularly intense fire season.
More than 1,200 people have been fighting the so-called County Fire, around 75 miles northeast of San Francisco.
Emergency alerts for the dangerous mudslides in California were sent to cell phones after they began in Montecito County.
The fire's behavior will be "somewhat moderated" by humidity in the Southern California region.
The fire has torched 270,000 acres and prompted mass evacuations.
"We can throw everything we have at it."
Thursday is anticipated to be the worst day of the wildfire.