The LNU Lightning Complex group of fires had destroyed or damaged more than 1,000 structures by the evening of August 23, CAL Fire said.
Among the more than 800 buildings destroyed was the Silent Stay Meditation & Peace Center, in Vacaville.
A statement on the Silent Stay website reads: “We are safe and well but the whole retreat center is gone. So much love has been shared on the property. This love is always with all of us. One step at a time, we continue.”
The fire, across five counties in California, was 21 percent contained on August 23, having grown to 347,630 acres. Credit: Silent Stay Retreat Center via Storyful