The Thomas Fire, one of five destructive blazes currently burning in California, now ranks as the tenth largest wildfire on record in the state.
California has experienced one of the worst years on record for wildfires.
California Governor Jerry Brown criticizes President Trump for climate change position as California Burns.
The horses were released after the stables went up in flames.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday declared a state of emergency in California due to raging wildfires that have destroyed hundreds of structures and forced thousands from their homes. In declaring the emergency, Trump ordered the release of federal assistance to bolster the local response to the wildfires in Southern California, the White House said in a statement. (Reporting by Maria Caspani; Editing by Tim Ahmann)