Between July 26 and July 27, more than 20,000 residents of Redding were ordered to evacuate amid the rapidly-expanding Carr fire.
The Redding Police Department has made "many, many arrests" in connection with looting, Chief Roger Moore said Wednesday.
The animals had survived one of the most destructive fires in memory finding comfort in each other in the doorway of a home. More than 4,100 firefighters are battling the blaze.
The east-west route in the park - Big Oak Flat Road, or California 120 West, to Crane Flat and Tioga Road, or California 120 East - remains open.
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Two people have been killed in the fire, but no houses have been damaged or destroyed, fire officials said - although about 2,800 structures are threatened.
A fire crew from San Luis Obispo County keeps an eye on an advancing wildfire from the perimeter of a residence Tuesday, July 31, 2018, in Lakeport, Calif. Evacuation orders remained in effect Tuesday for the town of Lakeport, the county seat, along with some smaller communities and a section of the Mendocino National Forest. The Ferguson Fire, which has burned 63,798 acres, is 39 percent contained.
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In the past several days, smoke from the California wildfires has stretched all the way to Oklahoma.
Cal Fire spokesman Jonathan Cox said the intensity of this summer's wildfires is historic.
The Mendocino Sheriff's Office said on Tuesday night evacuees who need shelter could check in at the Covelo Fire Station.
"People are doing everything they can, but nature is very powerful and we're not on the side of nature", Brown said.
"You can expect that - unfortunately - to continue intensifying in California and throughout the Southwest".
The governor says the new normal involves a longer fire season with far more destruction. "We're part of that process of the Mediterranean climate that is being impacted by the changing weather".