Size: 9,600 acres Containment: 5%.
Thanh Nguyen, a spokesman for the fire crews said: "Our main focus this afternoon was getting everyone out safely".
All schools in the Menifee Unified School District in Riverside County were closed Thursday due to poor air quality caused by the fire, and the campuses will remain shuttered Friday.
And authorities said things will only get worse, with the area forecast to have temperatures in the 90s and gusty winds of up to 25 miles per hour.
According to the National Weather Service, smoke from the fires has actually made it's way across the country - all the way to the East Coast.
Footage of the arrest shows the suspect standing in handcuffs without a shirt on as his neighbors' homes burn.
Brown's proclamation said thousands of homes were threatened by the fire in the foothills above Lake Elsinore and nearby communities and ordered state agencies to help local governments. "Every single person in this canyon is afraid of him".More news: EPL: Manchester United vs Leicester City
In a display of freakish behavior on Tuesday, Clark stripped naked as police questioned him about the fire. Milligan called back and though the reception was poor in the canyon, he recognized Clark's voice, he said.
According to CNN, Milligan has known Clark for decades.
"He said this place "is going to burn just like we planned", Mike Milligan, 71, a volunteer firefighter who was a recipient of the texts last week, said.
Clark, who is being held on $1 million bond, is slated to appear in court Thursday (Friday NZT), records show.
The charges being leveled against Clark carry a maximum sentence of life in prison, said Susan Schroeder of the Orange County District Attorney's Office.
Before his arrest, Clark gave a rambling interview to a television reporter, claiming he didn't know how the fire began.More news: 'Unauthorized plane' takes off from Sea-Tac
According to the Orange County Register, she said he had demanded money from her several times.
"This is a monster", Orange County Supervisor Todd Spitzer said at a news conference Wednesday.
Nielsen spoke Friday at a press briefing in Redding, California, to update the public on the Carr Fire in Shasta County. Authorities have issued mandatory evacuation orders and one person has been arrested in connection with one of the blazes.
"I said, 'I want nothing to do with you, Forrest".
The state's largest wildfire in history has drawn a contingent to battle what is actually two fires burning so closely together that they're being attacked as one.
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