The County Fire, which broke out on Saturday afternoon in rural Yolo County, west of Sacramento, blackened more than 70,000 acres (28,800 hectares) of grass, brush and dense scrub oak.
Slightly cooler temperatures are in the forecast later Monday but gusty winds that could spread the blaze are also expected, Lauderbale said.
A dusting of ash fell as far away as San Francisco, where tourists snapped pictures of the Golden Gate Bridge enveloped in an orange shroud of fog and smoke.
Ellen Booth and Larry Booth told KRDO-TV in Colorado Springs that they lost their vacation home where they planned to live in retirement and were not able to insure because of recent destructive fires in Colorado.
Winds that blew huge clouds of smoke south from the County Fire and Pawnee Fire into the Bay Area over the weekend continued Monday.
The iconic Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco disappeared under a cloud of smoke, and the skies above the city had an eerie golden glow from out-of-control fires spreading across California.
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Another blaze - the Pawnee Fire affecting Lake County, had burned 14,500 acres and destroyed 22 buildings, but was 80 percent contained as of Sunday.
Mandatory evacuations north of Highway 128, south of County Road 23, east of Berryessa Knoxville Road and west of County Road 89 in Yolo County began on Sunday, after the fire grew. About 360 children at a camp also had to be evacuated by the Chateau Fire. Quickly changing his story, he then said he didn't know how the fire started, according to arrest papers obtained Monday. Containment of the wildfire improved slightly, from 3 to 5 percent.
The fires have blazed through more than 36,000 acres of land, according to Quartz.
"We're fortunate that the current weather conditions are protecting us from the smoke", said Lisa Fasano, a spokeswoman for the agency.
CBS4)- Hundreds of people living in Central Colorado were unable to dial 911 on Tuesday due to a massive Verizon and Charter landline phone outage caused by the Spring Fire.