Updated May 01, 2020 06:30:16The National Weather Service said it is releasing the first map of the California wildfire season, the latest update on a major wildfire that burned through the state over the weekend.
The fire broke out on Saturday morning, with more than 10,000 firefighters battling the blaze.
The NWS says it is the most severe wildfire on record in California.
The blaze broke out along the western flank of the San Joaquin River, with the National Weather Services predicting the fire would eventually burn out into the Mojave desert.
“There’s not much time left for the fire to spread, and it’s possible that the fire will continue to burn out of control for a while,” said Bill Holmstrom, an NWS meteorologist.
“However, the forecast for the next few days and possibly the next several weeks looks to be a fairly benign fire that will burn out in the Mojaves.”
There were no immediate reports of deaths or injuries.
Fire officials say it is not clear how long the fire has been burning and how far it has spread.
It is one of the deadliest wildfires on record.
The NWS estimates the fire is expected to burn for at least 18 hours before it is contained.
The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection has said the blaze has killed at least 14 people and injured hundreds.
The fire is one part of a larger blaze that destroyed a gas plant in the area in May and damaged thousands of homes.