Wildfires in Napa and Sonoma County spread to cover an area of 32,025 acres by Tuesday night, August 18, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
Photographer Craig Philpott recorded this video showing smoke and flames from the Gamble Fire.
Evacuation orders were issued for residents of the two counties in northern California as firefighters continued to battle the LNU Lightning Complex fires.
The blaze, yet to be contained to any degree, was initiated by lightning, according to local reports.
California Governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency while efforts continued statewide to bring wildfires under control.
The Governor’s Office released a statement in which Newsom said, “We are deploying every resource available to keep communities safe as California battles fires across the state during these extreme conditions.” Credit: Craig Philpott via Storyful