000 firefighters are battling forest fires in California

The flames from the wall fire were moving fast burning up 1,000 acres of dry brush and destroying at least 10 structures in Butte County. Sending people and their pets down the hill in a frenzy

"Many cities in this region have not seen rainfall since May". CAL FIRE spokesperson Chris Elms said the warm weather and low humidity mixed with the steep terrain, are slowing down ground crews.

Firefighters save a USA flag as impending flames from the "Wall Fire" close in on a luxury home in Oroville, California on July 8, 2017.

About 5,000 firefighters were fighting in the night from Sunday to Monday, 14 major forest fires in California, who has suffered five long years of drought and is now experiencing very high temperatures, in particular in its southern part. Among the largest was the Alamo fire near San Luis Obispo County.

Lake Cachuma Campground, Camp Whittier and The Outdoor School at Rancho Alegre were evacuated Saturday along with Circle V Ranch, Live Oak Campground and Cachuma Village.

One of the campers, Amayah Madere, told CNN affiliate WCBS she was swimming in the pool when a counselor told her to get out of the water and change change clothes in a hurry.

"I was confident in our firefighters to reach them".

Fire management officials say monsoon rains "hit the bullseye" Sunday, dropping more than 1 inch of rain in one area of the Santa Catalina Mountains.

The fire was burning on both sides of Highway 154 earlier Saturday, said Zaniboni, who described the blaze at that time as "completely out of control".

NBC affiliate KSBY of Santa Barbara.

A man covers his truck in fire retardant as smoke billows outside the town of Oroville, California. Its cause was unknown.

So far, 35% of the fire has been contained.

A sheriff's vehicle was also reportedly destroyed near east of Lake Cachuma but the deputy was not hurt, a county spokesman said on Twitter.

On the northern end of the county, the Alamo Fire was the state's largest fire as of Monday July 10, 2017.

North of Sacramento, in Butte County, 11,000 people were under mandatory evacuation orders and warnings over the so-called Wall Fire.

The three biggest fires, which ranged in size from 14 to 20 square kilometres had forced thousands of people to flee. No structures are threatened.

The CBC reports, "Around a dozen wildfires of concern were listed Sunday morning, burning through more than 15,500 hectares of land and threatening buildings in the Interior and Cariboo".

Forty-five fires are burning across the Western part of the US, according to the US Forest Service.

CalFire firefighter Jake Hainey, left, and engineer Anna Mathiasen watch as a wildfire burns near Oroville, Calif., on Saturday, July 8, 2017.

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