The Mendocino Sheriff's Office said on Tuesday night evacuees who need shelter could check in at the Covelo Fire Station. "You can expect, unfortunately, for that to intensify".
"We're in for a really rough ride", Brown said at the news conference. "We're part of that process of the Mediterranean climate that is being impacted by the changing weather".
More than 4,000 fire personnel are battling the flames, but triple-digit heat, shifting winds, dry fuel and steep terrain are working against them, officials said.
Having scorched more than 121,000 acres (48,967 hectares), an area larger than New Orleans, the blaze was the biggest of 16 major wildfires burning throughout California and the most formidable of more than 90 across 13 Western states from Texas to Alaska.
It used to be that we'd talk about the impact of fire seasons, but today, it's more like fire years. "It's going to get expensive, it's going to get risky, and we have to apply all our creativity to make the best of what is going to be an increasingly bad situation".
Watch an aerial video of the California fires.
California wildfires scorch an area the size of Los Angeles
Although the Ferguson Fire - which is 33 percent contained and has burned about 58,000 acres - has so far not spread to Yosemite, it is keeping parts of the popular park closed through Sunday, according to The Los Angeles Times. Brown said the state will spend whatever it takes to fight wildfires ravaging California that have wiped out more than 1,000 homes and killed multiple people.
Even as firefighters start to turn back some fires, others suddenly spring up.
Unlike the Carr Fire, authorities don't know what started the Ferguson Fire, which has now engulfed almost 63,000 acres.
Redding Police on Tuesday asked for help from the public locating four people who are still missing.
North of San Francisco, residents from about 60 homes were evacuated as a fire near the Mendocino National Forest erupted late Tuesday.
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