Blustery winds fanned wildfires in California, Tuesday, October 12, cutting off power to about 21,000 customers in northern and central regions of the state.
At least a half-dozen fires erupted around the state Monday, many of which remained small.
However, a blaze west of Santa Barbara spread to thousands of acres.
El Capitan State Park was evacuated, along with campsites, ranches and a highway along the coast. (AP)