The death toll from the wildfire that incinerated Paradise and surrounding areas climbed to 29 - matching the mark for the deadliest single blaze in California history - as crews continued searching for bodies in the smoldering ruins, with almost 230 people unaccounted for.
In the Santa Monica mountains that ring Los Angeles, the 85,550-acre Woolsey Fire has forced the temporary displacement of over 250,000 people as the cities of Thousand Oaks and Malibu and surrounding mountain communities were evacuated in advance of the fast-moving blaze.
The 42 dead in Northern California made this blaze the deadliest single fire on record, surpassing the toll from a 1933 blaze in Griffith Park in Los Angeles that killed 29.
On Saturday, Trump responded on Twitter to the California wildfires by claiming there is "no reason for these massive, deadly and costly forest fires in California except that forest management is so poor".
In Northern California, where more than 6700 buildings have been destroyed in the blaze that obliterated Paradise, firefighters contended with wind gusts up to 64 kph overnight, the fire jumping 300 feet across Lake Oroville. At the southern end of the state, the "Woolsey Fire" has destroyed mansions and mobile homes alike in the coastal celebrity resort of Malibu, where the body count has been limited to two victims found in a vehicle on a private driveway.More news: Rajinikanth’s Petta Release Date
The blazes have been whipped up by hot dry winds expected to continue through Tuesday evening, according to officials. Several crews have already been assigned to the 91,000-acre Woolsey Fire burning in Los Angeles and Ventura counties.
The cause of the fire remained under investigation and Osby said nothing had been ruled out.
"These are extreme conditions". Officials with CalFire haven't announced their findings about the cause of two of last year's biggest fires - Tubbs and Thomas.
On Monday, after driving a winding road across charred slopes and past smoldering ruins of other houses in Decker Canyon, Rasmussen wrapped Berkeley in a bear hug of thanks after finding their two houses still standing untouched by fire. Haynes said his home survived.
The fire destroyed 63 residences, 67 minor structures and one commercial structure. "Your house can be rebuilt but you can't bring your life back".More news: Victims Sue PG&E Over Northern California Wildfire
Satellites owned by NASA and commercial companies such as DigitalGlobe are recording images of the fires from space.
The fires touched off a series of antagonistic-and "ill-informed"-tweets from President Donald Trump, who erroneously blamed the fires on "gross mismanagement" of the state's forests". With more than 200 people still unaccounted for, families who are desperate for answers are posting pictures of their loved ones online and on message boards at shelters.
"The California Fire Fighters, FEMA and First Responders are incredible and very fearless".
"You can't just make a blanket statement", Rice told MSNBC on Monday, adding that fires and forest management were complicated and that weather also was a major factor. These forensics experts won't have the access they need ahead of CalFire and Forest Service officials on the ground now, he said.More news: Samsung Galaxy S10 Tipped to Have a Display Hole, Triple Camera Setup