Rick Santorum blames California's forestry policies for wildfires, says a lot of scientists would be looking for work if not for climate change during an appearance on CNN.
A smoke map using National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecasts shows how pollution from the California fires spread to the U.S. East Coast.
The rain could help prevent the fires from spreading, but it could also trap equipment in mud.
The Camp Fire in California's Butte County created so much smoke that it made the air quality hazardous to breathe.
As news of casualties and the devastation caused by a recent spate of forest fires broke last weekend, the president blamed California for the disaster while also threatening to cut federal payments to a state which had overwhelmingly rejected Trump and his party at the polls earlier this month.
"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.