Fire crews were fighting to contain the River Fire near Salinas, California, as it threatened residential homes on August 18.
Evacuation orders were put in place for several areas in Monterey County as the fire grew to more than 4,500 acres, destroying six structures by that evening.
CAL FIRE said the fire, which has been active for two days, was being attended by 13 crews and more than 800 personnel. Four people, including civilians and fire personnel, were reportedly injured.
Video, filmed by Rebecca Gainey, shows large flames rising from the mountain tops above Salinas in the evening of August 18. Credit: Rebecca Gainey via Storyful