California has spent more than $600 million fighting wildfires since June, which marks the start of the budget year.
That puts Cal Fire significantly over its initial $443 million emergency fire budget.
The state's firefighting costs soared from $242 million in the 2013 fiscal year to an estimated $773 million in the fiscal year that ended on June 30.
Cal Fire has requested additional funds seven out of the last ten years.
California spent more than $600M fighting wildfires since June