The comments came after a set of wildfires ignited over parts of South Africa's Table Mountain in Cape Town and eventually spread to the university's campus.
The fires have damaged and destroyed other historic buildings, including the oldest working windmill in South Africa.
A photo shared on Facebook by the Monterey office of the California Highway Patrol shows mud and debris on the highway near Rat Creek.
The blaze broke out near Fallbrook, California, late Wednesday night and quickly spread to Camp Pendleton, prompting evacuations.
The blaze had burned at least 300 acres just hours after it broke out in Fallbrook, California, late Wednesday night.
Australia's Kangaroo Island was ravaged by wildfires killing billions of wildlife. Now almost a year later a tiny, but mighty species was spotted for the first time since the fires.
The Bond Fire has burned 6,400 acres of the state, with 10 percent contained, as of Friday, according the Orange County Fire Authority.
Mandatory evacuation orders and evacuation warnings are in place across several parts of Orange County.
A Red Flag Warning is in place for parts of Southern California due to gusty winds and low humidity from Wednesday evening through Saturday evening.
Peter Rempel had every intention of taking his mail ballot with him as he evacuated, but "that got left on the dining room table."
Newsom told FOX 11 that another Trump presidency would mean "more of the same."
Firefighters continue to battle 22 wildfires across the state, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire).
There are 18 large active fires burning in California, which have collectively burned over 2.2 million acres, according to the National Interagency Fire Center.
Some residents near the Silverado Fire have been told they can return home, while firefighters continue to battle Blue Ridge Fire.
Six large fires have burned over 447,000 acres of Colorado, as of Tuesday, according to the National Interagency Fire Center.
The fire has burned through 11,199 acres and is only 5 percent contained.
More than 90,000 people have been told to evacuate areas south of Los Angeles, as fires burn more than 10,000 acres.
There are currently seven large active fires in Colorado, which have collectively burned at least 423,133 acres, as of Sunday.
There are five other large active fires in Colorado, which have collectively burned 232,358 acres, according to the National Interagency Fire Center.
The blaze was at around 19,000 acres Wednesday morning and expanded to over 30,000 acres by early evening, according to fire officials.
Keepers hope Captain Cal, who was severely burned in the Zogg fire, will form a "great bond" with fellow cubs Pink Nose and Black Nose.
Fellows at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) estimate it will cost up to $1,000 per acre to clear damaged land.
The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection has warned that "humidity recovery remains slow, continuing the increased fire danger."
Fire suppression efforts in the West Zone of the August Complex Fire were hampered by "dangerously low humidity levels" on Monday, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection confirmed.
The four crew members on duty in Butte County were treated for injuries to their legs as well as heat exhaustion.
More than 16,500 firefighters are battling 23 major wildfires.
The 4 million acres burned is more than double the previous record, with two months left in the fire season.
Fire activity in the Glass Fire area is projected to pick up following the Red Flag Warning in effect across the region.
The air quality is expected to remain "unhealthy" through Friday in the Northern Zone and Eastern Zone of the Bay Area.
A Red Flag Warning remains in place for parts of southern California due to critical fire weather.