The fires raging across the state this weekend were also accompanied by extreme heat, with records tumbling in several locations.
Parts of Southern California are forecasted to have above-normal potential for "significant" fire activity until the end of 2020.
The family was reported to have moved into the home just one day before the fire broke out.
Around 3,700 inmates are reported to be working at conservation camps under the California Conservation Camp program.
Wildfires continue to rage across California, burning thousands of acres and damaging numerous homes and buildings.
Emergency management teams contained a significant portion of the wildfire during the past week, although weather forecasters warned dry conditions posed elevated risks of further growth on Monday.
Around 2,200 of the inmates currently working at fire camps are "fire line-qualified," according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
Over 50,000 residents, including in Santa Cruz, San Mateo, Napa and Sonoma counties, have been allowed to return to their homes.
More than 120,000 people remain under evacuation orders, as of Wednesday.
Nearly 140,000 people across the state remain under evacuation orders.
The air quality in the Bay Area is expected to be at a moderate level from Thursday.
Around 1.2 million of the total acres this year were burned in the past week, California Gov. Gavin Newsom confirmed.
Over 13,000 lightning strikes since August 15 have caused more than 600 fires across the state.
Someone entered the firefighter's department vehicle while he led a personnel team's response to Northern California's CZU Lightning Complex wildfire, officials said.
Nearly 819,000 acres have burned in the Lightning Complex fires across the state.
Tens of thousands have been evacuated, with nearly 700 homes destroyed by the fires.
Six people have died in the wildfires which are now equivalent in size to the state of Rhode Island.
Big Basin Redwoods State Park, California's oldest, totals 18,000 acres, all of which are "gone" after the CZU August Lightning Complex fire ripped through it this week.
Inmate firefighters have been helping put out fires since World War II.
The LNU Lightning Complex and CZU August Lightning Complex have reached 215,000 acres and 157,475 acres, respectively.
California's wildfires prompted Governor Gavin Newsom to cancel a planned appearance at Thursday's Democratic National Convention.
Officials said 367 fires have ignited between the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles, forcing an unknown number of evacuations.
Vacaville faces very unhealthy levels of air pollution as wildfires burn across the region, producing heavy smoke.
The pilot died when a helicopter deployed to Fresno County's Hills Fire crashed earlier this week, according to official reports.
Recent fires in California have so far burned some 340,000 acres in the state.
Satellite data recorded 6,803 fires in the Amazon in July, a 28 percent increase from the number of fires this time last year.
Several fires are burning around the Greater Bay Area, causing "unhealthy" air quality.
Evacuation orders are in place in counties across California as the state faces multiple active wildfires.
In Colorado, multiple wildfires continue to rage, and large smoke clouds have filled the sky, affecting air quality and raising health concerns for sensitive residents.
Details on the active wildfires in the state right now, where to avoid, GPS locations, and evacuation information.