>> Sunrise over California on Wednesday brought no relief from the unrelenting flames of the stubborn Holy Fire. The fast-moving blaze has burned through more than 3,000 acres in three days, and is edging closer toward populated areas in Orange County. Firefighters are working to keep the flames from spiraling down the hillside into residential communities.
>> This is so frightening, literally, when you look out our front door, it looks like it's coming straight for us.>> On Tuesday night, fierce winds and flames whipped up a fire tornado. As crews struggled to contain the blaze that has forced evacuations in parts of the Cleveland National Forest.
In the northern part of the state, firefighters are hoping to gain ground on the devastating Mendocino complex fire, now the largest in California's history. The fire which has swelled to the size of Los Angeles has burned about 293,000 acres. It's destroyed 75 homes and forced more than 23,000 people to evacuate.
17 major wildfires are burning in California. The fires are on track to be the most destructive in a decade.