"I was with the president of Finland," Trump said. "He called it a forest nation ... And they don't have any problem."
Full containment is not expected until November 30.
"We will be talking about forest management," Trump told reporters early Saturday morning before leaving the White House to visit California fire officials.
The Bay Area has been shrouded in a polluted haze due to nearby wildfires.
In an interview with Chris Wallace, the president said firefighters were raking leaves.
Here's the lates on the fires and smoke around L.A. and what it could mean for the Monday Night Football matchup between Kansas City and L.A.
As of Thursday evening, over 600 people were on a list of people who were missing or unaccounted for.
A norovirus outbreak has spread across evacuation shelters for the Camp Fire in California as smoke decreases the air quality to hazardous.
The air quality is extremely poor in some areas of California, and the National Weather Service in Sacramento has instructed residents to stay indoors.
"No one knows who set the 'Camp Fire' in California. One distinct possibility is domestic terrorism."
"I said I had to go open the restaurant in case the first responders needed somewhere to go and eat," Marco Gonzalez said of his decision to ignore an evacuation so that he could provide meals to first responders and residents facing raging wildfires in California.
Six people charged with a series of offenses after being found in evacuated area during huge blaze.
With at least 48 people dead in Northern California's Camp Fire, a new blaze named the Sierra Fire in the state spread from 2 acres to 20 within an hour.
The California wildfires have burned hundreds of thousands of acres of land.
The sprawling Woolsey fire raging near Los Angeles has led to mandatory evacuations and the destruction of homes.
"The California Fire Fighters, FEMA and First Responders are amazing and very brave."
Several firefighter associations have criticized the president for his tweet.
Here are a list of ways to help the firefighters and the victims of the California wildfires.
"The president's message attacking California and threatening to withhold aid to the victims of the cataclysmic fires is Ill-informed, ill-timed and demeaning to those who are suffering as well as the men and women on the front lines."
Three fires blazing in California forced the evacuation of at least 157,000 people.
"It's just a miracle they're alive. It's like, life finds a way."