A massive wildfire in California has scorched more than 27,000 acres over the past few days, and it's spreading quickly — the blaze is only 10 percent contained. It's destroyed 34 houses and threatened more than 2,000 buildings and counting.

"It's difficult to project a timeline on this fire. It really will be all up to the weather," Cal Fire Chief Ken Pimlott told KSBW. "It's going to be a long firefight. It's a very dangerous area to work in."

The Soberanes Fire, which has been lighting up the Big Sur area since Friday, has shut down several state parks through at least Aug. 6, the Los Angeles Times reported. It's also killed at least one person, a bulldozer driver who was hired to help put out the flames.

The temperatures Thursday were scheduled to be no higher than 95 degrees, but "very hot and dry conditions" were set to persist in the area threatened by the fire, according to the Incident Information System. The smoke was staying in place, and there was no humidity, exacerbating conditions through this weekend.

Experts are still looking into what caused the fire. More than 3,000 firefighters have worked to battle the blaze.

The Soberanes Fire coincided with the Sand Fire, which had burned up 38,000 acres as of Wednesday. The Sand Fire wrecked the Sable Ranch, where movies and TV shows like "24" have been filmed, and destroyed 18 houses, according to CBS Local. But that blaze is now 65 percent contained.

"It tore through here in a blink," Sable Ranch manager Derek Hunt told CNN earlier in the week. "I've been so busy it hasn't hit me what we lost, all this history ... I'm going to rebuild. We have to."

See photos of the Soberanes Fire below:

RTSK0QL Seen in a long exposure photograph, the Soberanes Fire burns along ridges above Carmel-By-The-Sea, California, on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters

RTSJVML Firefighter Brendon Gorman ignites backfire to stop the Soberanes Fire's spread along Palo Colorado Road near Big Sur, California, on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters

RTSJTY3 Firefighter Brendon Gorman ignites backfire to stop the Soberanes Fire's spread along Palo Colorado Road near Big Sur, California, on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters

RTSJSKY A small structure burns on Palo Colorado Road as the Soberanes Fire near Big Sur, California, on Tuesday. Photo: Reuters

RTSJXWY The sun rises through smoke caused by the Soberanes Fire over Carmel, California, on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters