He didn't mention that part of Finland is actually in the Arctic Circle. And asked if seeing the devastation changed his mind on climate change, Trump said: "No. No".
Trump initially responded to the fires by blaming them on "gross mismanagement" of forests in a tweet on Saturday.
Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea pleaded with fire evacuees to check the list of people reported as unreachable by family and friends and to call in if they are safe. "They're raking trees, little trees like this - nut trees, little bushes, that you could see are totally dry".
The online reaction in Finland alternated between those pointing out that the country has a vastly different climate and population density and those making jokes.
"If preventing wildfires were as easy as raking leaves, we would have done that by now, but it is a very complicated issue".
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We sincerely hope that locating the resting place of the ARA San will be of some comfort to them", the statement said. The company was responsible for the search for the missing vessel and was commissioned by the Argentine government.
President Donald Trump's freaky advice on "raking and cleaning" forest floors to prevent wildfires may not have originated with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto as he claimed.
"His [Mr Trump's] general sentiment is correct - that we need to manage fuels", she said.
Ms Valachovic told the Washington Post California's climate and community design contributed to the blazes, along with faults in powerlines and other electrical equipment.
Mr Trump is a noted climate change sceptic, and rejects it exacerbates the conditions which lead to fires.
"Maybe it contributes a little bit but the big problem we have is management", he told Fox News.
Finns have been posting pictures of themselves online raking local forests, joking about "raking America great again".