The Bobcat Fire in Los Angeles County has grown to at least 142 square miles, authorities said.
Strong winds have stoked unprecedented numbers of fires that have forced rescues and evacuations.
The blazes near Palm Springs have exploded in size, consuming more than 20,000 acres.
The Marines were attached to the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, based at nearby Camp Pendleton, north of San Diego.
The former pro wrestler's body washed ashore in Southern California, days after his heroic actions helped save his 10-year-old son.
Emilie Talermo's 6-year-old dog, Jackson, was found 370 miles away from home at a southern California animal shelter.
The Southern California race has found itself in the national spotlight as activists push to elect progressive prosecutors nationwide.
Dozens of racehorses died at the southern California racetrack in 2019, drawing scrutiny from government officials and animal rights activists.
The Vermont senator withdrew his formal support for Cenk Uygur's congressional bid, but as one California Democrat noted, "the bad publicity is already out there."
Such weapons are a growing problem for law enforcement around the country because the parts are easy to obtain and the guns take limited expertise to build.