The Creek Fire in Fresno County had grown to almost 167,000 acres by the evening of September 9, and was zero percent contained, Cal Fire said.
At least 365 structures in Fresno County were damaged or destroyed, officials said, with more than 5,000 threatened.
A number of evacuation orders were in place, with some 45,000 people leaving their homes.
Video here was posted by the Sierra National Forest Service, and credited to a member of a regional incident management team. It shows firefighters working on containment lines at the southern edge of the fire, in Madera County, the service said.
The Creek Fire is one of a number that have collectively scorched around 2.5 million acres in California so far this fire season. Credit: Great Basin National Incident Management via Storyful