California wildfire: Death toll jumps to 42

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An anthropology team from Nevada will join the efforts today.

She and her brother called shelters, hospitals, the sheriff's department and the coroner's office. But what they saw when they stepped outside shocked them.

"I'm also under a dark emotional cloud". Your mother's somewhere and you don't know where she's at.

"I need to sleep and cry", James added.

Speaking on CNN, Honea said while he holds out hope that many people listed as missing will turn up safe, "given what we've dealt with so far with casualties as a result of this fire, I have concerns that it (the death toll) will rise".

The fires have displaced more than 224,000 people, officials said.

"This is truly a tragedy that all Californians can understand and respond to", Gov.

Trump, a Republican who has often criticised Democrat-led California on a variety of issues including immigration enforcement, blamed poor forest management by the state for the infernos. Brown told a press briefing that federal and state governments must do more forest management but said that's not the source of the problem.

Those vicious conditions on Friday night gave way to a calm Saturday, with winds reduced to breezes.

The 42 dead in Northern California surpassed the deadliest single fire on record, a 1933 blaze in Griffith Park in Los Angeles.

Reality star Kim Kardashian, actress Alyssa Milano, Orlando Bloom, Lady Gaga and director Guillermo del Toro were also among the celebrities forced to pack up and flee their upscale homes in Calabasas and Malibu, with flames licking at their heels.

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The actor shared on Instagram Sunday that he managed to evacuate his Malibu home before the blaze posed an imminent threat to his safety.

The Woolsey fire is one of three major blazes burning across California.

"In some cases the remains we are recovering are nothing but ash and bone", said Kory Honea, the Butte County sheriff.

Search teams in Butte County have recovered the remains of 29 people; a lot of them were found inside burned-out homes in and around the town of Paradise, or in cars that were overwhelmed by fire as locals desperately tried to outrun the fast-moving flames. The Hill Fire nearby had burned 4,530 acres and was 75 percent contained. Reports on Monday have more than 6,000 homes destroyed and hundreds of folks unaccounted for.

Winds of up to 64 km per hour were forecast to blow in the north and gusts of up to 113 kph, the so-called Santa Ana "devil wind", were expected in Southern California.

"And as evident by the Camp Fire in Northern California - which is larger than this, more structures have been lost than this, more lives have been lost - it's evident from that situation statewide that we're in climate change and it's going to be here for the foreseeable future", Osby said.

Canadian rock legend Neil Young has criticised US President Donald Trump for his "gross mismanagement" comment regarding the California wildfire.

Hollywood cut back on the glamor trappings of movie premieres as a vast wildfire destroyed or imperiled the homes of celebrities and other Southern California residents.

More than 8,000 firefighters battled three large wildfires burning across almost 400 square miles in Northern and Southern California yesterday, with out-of-state crews continuing to arrive as gusty, blowtorch winds started to return. "This is the new abnormal, and this new abnormal will continue certainly in the next 10 to 15 years". The Woolsey fire killed two and damaged homes near the famous Malibu beach.

One of the Northern California fire's victims was an ailing woman whose body was found in bed in a burned-out house in Concow, near Paradise.

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