The fire, which was 5% contained, was being fuelled by dry brush covering steep terrain and stoked by erratic wind gusts during the night.
More than 38,000 people remained under evacuation orders on Sunday in and around the city of Redding, about 257 km north of the state capital Sacramento.
Thousands of people in Southern California had fled a deliberately set blaze southeast of Los Angeles by Saturday morning, after the state's governor requested federal aid to help battle a deadly fire elsewhere.
Seven people -- five of them firefighters -- died in a fire that broke out late Saturday in an electronics factory in northern Taiwan, the local fire department said.
Concerns were growing that the tanker, which hit a freight ship on Saturday night in the East China Sea, may explode and sink as the inferno grew.
More than 70 firefighters tackled a blaze at London Zoo on Saturday and although no animals were immediately reported to have been injured, one aardvark was missing.
The small South Korean city of Jecheon was reeling Friday, a day after a fire ripped through an eight-storey building, killing at least 29 people, mostly women trapped in a sauna ...
A California wildfire was close on Saturday to becoming the state's third largest blaze on record, with more devastation possible from a resurgence of the harsh winds that have fueled the deadly fire's growth.
About 5,000 firefighters were still battling 10 wildfires in California on Monday and the authorities said they hope to have many of them fully contained in the next few days.