Local wind known as 'Sundowners' resulted in the massive wildfire. About 8,000 people are ordered to vacate the place by the officials. Arnold Schwarzenegger, the California Governor declared a local state of emergency in the region. The state's dry climate is the reason behind frequent wildfires.
California suffered huge destruction from wildfires in 2007 which left 8 people dead and displaced about 640,000 people and destroyed 2,000 homes.