The fire broke out in LA County about 9 a.m. PDT on Monday and prompted the shutdown of the 101 Freeway.
High Santa Ana winds, combined with low humidity made for ripe conditions for wildfires.
Air quality levels are expected to reach unhealthy levels throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, and residents have been warned to avoid exposure.
A state of emergency has been declared across California amid the Kincade Fire, with a string of schools closed and parts of Sonoma and Napa counties under evacuation orders and warnings.
The National Weather Service issued a red flag warning urging people in the San Francisco Bay Area to prepare for dangerously strong offshore winds that will cause fires to spread rapidly.
PG&E plans to implement staggered power cuts beginning Saturday at 2 p.m. PT. The company advises that "customers are being asked to prepare for an extended outage of at least two days once the severe weather has passed."
As of Friday morning, at least 50,000 people have been ordered to evacuate as nine active wildfires continue to burn through parts of California.
High Santa Ana winds have raised concerns about the dangers to residents if the fires spread rapidly.
The Kincade Fire in Sonoma County has spread across 16,000 acres so far, according to California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
Nearly 220 San Fernando Valley school campuses are shut today, in addition to several others in Los Angeles County, over poor air quality issues.
There are reported to be nine active burning fires covering more than 30,000 acres of California.
Amid a wildfire in Geyserville, Sonoma County, PG&E has warned customers that there could be more planned power outages this weekend.
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.
PG&E has begun its planned shutdown, here's where you can check the power outage map to see if you will be affected.
PG&E is considering a planned power outage in Northern California to reduce the risk of wildfires—here's where could be affected.
Maui Brush Fire Update: Kapalua Airport, Homes Evacuated as Blaze Rapidly Scorches Nearly 1,000 Acres of Hawaii
A fast-moving brush fire in West Maui has spread across the Kapalua area, leading to the evacuation of several homes and road closures.
More than 200,000 households and businesses will be without power for the second time in October.
As of 10:30 a.m. ET, the Los Angeles County Fire Department's website announced that the Saddleridge Fire had burned more than 7,500 acres and was only 13 percent contained.
The Saddleridge Fire scorched about 4,600 acres of land by Friday, destroying a number of homes and buildings in its path.
Dry conditions in Tennessee have increased the risk accidental fires.
The intense wildfires that are hitting the region during this year's season are turning the sky a bloody red.
In general, extreme weather events are expected to become more frequent and intense, as global temperatures warm
"The Amazon is a carbon sink, which slows the rate of carbon dioxide build up in the atmosphere, and thus climate warming," said James Randerson from the University of California, Irvine.
"If Brazil does not retreat from the course it is on, scientists warn there will come a time in the near future when Amazonian fires burn without control and push the forest to a point of no return," researcher Robert Walker said.
The son of the former president of the local chamber of commerce is one of those charged with setting the blaze.
A fast-moving fire emerged from hillside terrain near the southern California town of Murrieta on Wednesday afternoon, charring 2,000 acres in less than a day.
"We must learn from the ongoing fire crisis in the Amazon and take the necessary steps to ensure the flames are controlled and do not spread further in the Congo Basin forest."
"The Amazon needs more than our prayers," DiCaprio posted on Instagram.
"The US has spent over $100 million on Trump's golf trips," journalist Jordan Uhl tweeted.