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Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency across multiple counties in California on Friday night as a wildfire raged through the Sierra Navada mountains.

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The Butte Fire grew to 100 miles in just two days, stretching over 64,000 acres of land and threatening thousands of people and structures. Some residents were briefly evacuated on Friday.

It's just the latest in what has become a seemingly endless string of wildfires to plague California in recent years as the effects of climate change and an historically crippling drought take their toll. According to an August piece in Mother Jones, in 2015 alone up to "4,382 wildfires have already scorched a total of 117,960 acres, more than double the five-year average for this time of year."

Below, take a look at some of the other fires that have burned in California this year:

LOWER LAKE, CA - JULY 30:  A firefighter from Windsor, California, walks next to a wall of flames as he starts a back fire in tall dry grass while battling the Rocky Fire on July 30, 2015 in Lower Lake, California. More than 600 firefighters are battling the Rocky Fire that has grown to 8,000 acres since it started yesterday afternoon. The fire is currently zero percent contained and has destroyed three homes.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
The Rocky Fire in late July. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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 on August 3, 2015 in Clearlake, California.
A fire in Clearlake, California in August. (Getty Images.)
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LOWER LAKE, CA - AUGUST 11: A burn operation is seen along Morgan Valley Road during the Jerusalem Fire on August 11, 2015 near Lower Lake, California. The fire has consumed 16,000 acres after doubling in size overnight and is currently five percent contained. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Getty Images)
A fire near Lower Lake on August 11. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Getty Images)
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CASTAIC, CA - AUGUST 16:  A firefighting helicopter flies near smoke rising from the Warm Fire on August 16, 2015 in the Angeles National Forest north of Castaic, California. The wildfire has burned six structures and blackened 500 acres so far since it began this afternoon.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
The Warm Fire in mid-August. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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