This summer is the third-worst wildfire season in the past decade.
Firefighters said they were battling an "aggressive" blaze.
Wildfire is 68 percent contained with 7,000 still away from home.
Soberanes Fire has already burned through 38,000 acres of land in and around the Los Padres National Forest.
In the past week, the number of acres scorched by wildfire has tripled from around 32,000 to more than 98,000.
Erskine fire has killed at least two people and forced thousands to evacuate.
High temperatures and dry weather is causing a series of blazes in western and southwestern states.
Researchers used laser-imaging technology mounted to a plane to map the tree health of California's forests and found things may soon get a lot worse.
Two weeks before the Paris climate talks, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy says the United States is serious about taking action.
We are socializing the costs of fires by having the federal government bear the fire protection costs.
Four firefighters injured; thousands have had to evacuate their homes.
A rapidly spreading wildfire roared for a third day in the Sierras, threatening mountain communities near Sacramento.