As officials got word that crews were being released, they were notified that a strike team had been requested to help battle a fire south of Lake Nacimiento in San Luis Obispo County, Macklin said.
Firefighters are attempting to prevent the fire from reaching Lower Lake, which is where the Valley Fire hit previous year.
Firefighters are trying to prevent the blaze from spilling into the town of Lower Lake, just north of where last year's deadly Valley Fire roared through Lake County.
By 5:45 p.m., the fire was estimated to have affected up to 60 acres, according to reports.
A wildfire in northern California doubled in size since it started Saturday night, forcing evacuations and destroying at least four homes, fire officials said Sunday.
It broke out Saturday at 4:05 p.m.
The Jerusalem Fire, which broke out August 9, 2015, scorched 25,118 acres and six homes before it was contained August 24.
Firefighters sought to corral the blaze with bulldozers, air tankers and helicopters.
Residents have been evacuated from the area of Running Deer Ranch with access to the Gage Irving Road from Aluffo Road to the south to Running Deer Road.
Firefighting aircraft and 500 personnel were attacking the blaze, whose cause was being investigated. Homes in the Ellen Springs and Clayton Creek areas, near the fire's origin, remain threatened. These include Clayton Creek, Morgan Valley Road to Sam Road, Spruce Grove Road and Highway 29.
The wildfire is in the rugged hills of Lake County, which was devastated by one of California's most destructive wildfires last September. It killed four people, destroyed more than 1,300 homes and was considered California's third-most-destructive wildfire.