As of early Sunday, the Holiday Fire burned through more than 100 acres and was 80 percent contained, officials posted on the internet.
Santa Barbara County Fire says crews expect to have full containment of the Holiday Fire in Goleta by July 11.
Total calm Saturday morning replaced the 50 miles per hour (80.5 kph) gusts and forward progress of the fire was stopped at about 100 acres (40.5 hectares) or less, said county fire Capt. Dave Zaniboni.
Neither fire officials nor the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Department identified the victim or their cause of death. The man had stayed through the night spraying down other people's houses. Almost 2,500 people in the Cathedral Oaks neighborhood were evacuated.
Evacuations have been ordered in parts of San Bernardino County because of multiple fast-moving fires in the San Bernardino National Forest. The fire is not now threatening the city of Ashland, the city's emergency management team reported Saturday.
Due to the remote location of the areas of concern, officials said people may not receive notices to evacuate with enough time to do so. He said he hadn't yet told his two oldest children their home was gone.
Elsewhere in California, a massive blaze northwest of Sacramento had destroyed nine homes, officials said.
Firefighters battling the Klamathon Fire along the California-Oregon border Friday discovered a body within a residence during a welfare check of an evacuated area, authorities said.
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Mr Rowley has been described as having foraged for goods to fix and sell, and is known to have collected discarded cigarettes. In a statement tonight police said Ms Sturgess' family is receiving support from specially trained family liaison officers.
Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors chair Ray Haupt says the blaze moved so fast it quickly reached Hornbrook, a community of about 250 people about 14 miles (22 kilometers) south of the OR border.
Cal Fire-Butte County also tweeted that more than 100 of its members are working "out of unit" helping fight fires throughout Northern California.
Firefighters on Saturday were battling to stop a destructive fire that snaked through a hillside area of Goleta, one of several blazes that destroyed homes amid a record-setting heat wave in Southern California.
"We just grabbed everything you can't replace or re-buy", Stanfill said.
Cal Fire reports "extreme" fire activity, with the fire growing in several directions, mostly northward.
Officials said Saturday morning "crews are now working to complete containment, and to mop up and fix areas impacted by fire suppression actions".
The Boeing 747 is the largest tanker of its kind in the world, with the capacity to hold and deliver 19,000 gallons of fire retardant to a 3 mile span.
But challenges aside Valdez says it's rewarding knowing he's protecting people and property and assisting the firefighters on the ground, who he calls heroes.