(CNN)The number of people killed in wildfires burning in California has risen to 50 — including 48 from Northern California’s Camp Fire, already the most destructive and deadly blaze in state history.

As firefighters battle that fire Wednesday in Butte County north of Sacramento, authorities fear more human remains will be found as searchers comb through rubble and ashes in Paradise, the ravaged town of about 27,000 residents.”I want to tell you, though, this is a very, very difficult process,” Butte County Sheriff and Coroner Kory L. Honea told reporters. “There’s certainly the unfortunate possibility that even after we search an area, once we get people back in there, it’s possible that human remains can be found.”An Alameda County coroner looks for human remains at a burned home in Paradise, California.An Alameda County coroner looks for human remains at a burned home in Paradise, California.An Alameda County coroner looks for human remains at a burned home in Paradise, California.Authorities have requested that 100 National Guard troops join cadaver dogs, mobile morgues and anthropology teams in the grim search and recovery of human remains.

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— SB County Fire (@SBCOUNTYFIRE) November 14, 2018 In Southern California, firefighters still are battling the Woolsey Fire, which so far has left two people dead in Malibu. Read MoreThey’ve also been fighting a new blaze, the Sierra Fire, in San Bernardino County. It started late Tuesday about 50 miles east of Los Angeles near Rialto and Fontana, and by Wednesday morning had burned 147 acres, though no evacuations have been ordered, the San Bernardino County Fire District said.Before and after photos show how fire reduced Paradise to ashesBefore and after photos show how fire reduced Paradise to ashesBefore and after photos show how fire reduced Paradise to ashesFire officials said the Sierra Fire was fanned by the Santa Ana winds — strong, dry winds that high-pressure systems push from east to west, from the mountains and desert areas down into the Los Angeles area. Winds will be “particularly strong” Wednesday morning but are expected to weaken by evening, the National Weather Service said.Meanwhile in Northern California, forecasters have said the winds fueling the Camp Fire would slowly begin to decrease Wednesday and give firefighters a reprieve. Residents desperate to come backFor hours, Carmen Smith waited Tuesday at a roadblock outside Paradise, hoping someone would help her get home and retrieve her husband’s medicine. “I thought I was going to go home because I work at the hospital and we had to evacuate all the people, and I go, ‘Oh, I’m coming back home,’ but I did not know it was this bad,” Smith told CNN affiliate KCRA. “The fire was right there.”How to help victims of the California wildfiresHow to help victims of the California wildfiresHow to help victims of the California wildfiresSmith and others are wondering when they can go back to get medicine and clothing or simply to check on the damage. “I don’t know what to do here,” Charles Terry told KCRA. “I need to get that stuff out of the house.”Some residents have returned to what’s left of their gutted homes, but many have not. Authorities say downed power lines, busted gas lines and melted roads could endanger them. California Highway Patrol Chief Brent Newman asked for the public’s patience as teams clear affected areas. “It is not a safe environment whatsoever,” he said. Authorities said they don’t yet know when residents will be able to get closer to their homes.A helicopter flies near the Woolsey Fire burning in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area on Tuesday, November 13. A helicopter flies near the Woolsey Fire burning in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area on Tuesday, November 13. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaA helicopter flies near the Woolsey Fire burning in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area on Tuesday, November 13. Hide Caption 1 of 86Roger Kelton, 67, wipes away tears on November 13, while searching through the remains of his mother-in-law's home destroyed by the Woolsey Fire in Agoura Hills.Roger Kelton, 67, wipes away tears on November 13, while searching through the remains of his mother-in-law's home destroyed by the Woolsey Fire in Agoura Hills. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaRoger Kelton, 67, wipes away tears on November 13, while searching through the remains of his mother-in-law’s home destroyed by the Woolsey Fire in Agoura Hills.Hide Caption 2 of 86A melted fence runs along a hillside as firefighters continue to battle the Woolsey Fire burning in Agoura Hills, on November 13. A melted fence runs along a hillside as firefighters continue to battle the Woolsey Fire burning in Agoura Hills, on November 13. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaA melted fence runs along a hillside as firefighters continue to battle the Woolsey Fire burning in Agoura Hills, on November 13. Hide Caption 3 of 86Firefighters search through the remains of a house destroyed by the Camp Fire in Paradise, on November 13. Firefighters search through the remains of a house destroyed by the Camp Fire in Paradise, on November 13. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaFirefighters search through the remains of a house destroyed by the Camp Fire in Paradise, on November 13. Hide Caption 4 of 86Smoke fills the horizon on November 13, as an airplane flies near a recent flareup of the Woolsey Fire near Lake Sherwood.Smoke fills the horizon on November 13, as an airplane flies near a recent flareup of the Woolsey Fire near Lake Sherwood. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaSmoke fills the horizon on November 13, as an airplane flies near a recent flareup of the Woolsey Fire near Lake Sherwood.Hide Caption 5 of 86A fire truck drives through part of Paradise, California, on November 13.A fire truck drives through part of Paradise, California, on November 13. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaA fire truck drives through part of Paradise, California, on November 13.Hide Caption 6 of 86An air tanker drops water on a fire along the Ronald Reagan Freeway in Simi Valley, California, on Monday, November 12.An air tanker drops water on a fire along the Ronald Reagan Freeway in Simi Valley, California, on Monday, November 12. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaAn air tanker drops water on a fire along the Ronald Reagan Freeway in Simi Valley, California, on Monday, November 12.Hide Caption 7 of 86Samantha Esau and Emily Garcia take in stray cats from an evacuated Paradise home on November 12.Samantha Esau and Emily Garcia take in stray cats from an evacuated Paradise home on November 12. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaSamantha Esau and Emily Garcia take in stray cats from an evacuated Paradise home on November 12.Hide Caption 8 of 86Firefighters put out hot spots in Paradise on November 12.Firefighters put out hot spots in Paradise on November 12. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaFirefighters put out hot spots in Paradise on November 12.Hide Caption 9 of 86Joseph Grado and his wife, Susan, embrace at a shelter in Chico on November 12. The Camp Fire destroyed their home.Joseph Grado and his wife, Susan, embrace at a shelter in Chico on November 12. The Camp Fire destroyed their home. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaJoseph Grado and his wife, Susan, embrace at a shelter in Chico on November 12. The Camp Fire destroyed their home.Hide Caption 10 of 86A firefighter battles a fire in Simi Valley on November 12.A firefighter battles a fire in Simi Valley on November 12. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaA firefighter battles a fire in Simi Valley on November 12.Hide Caption 11 of 86A plane drops fire retardant on the Woolsey Fire near Malibu on November 12.A plane drops fire retardant on the Woolsey Fire near Malibu on November 12. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaA plane drops fire retardant on the Woolsey Fire near Malibu on November 12.Hide Caption 12 of 86Betsy Ann Cowley walks through Pulga, near where investigators were trying to determine the cause of the Camp Fire.Betsy Ann Cowley walks through Pulga, near where investigators were trying to determine the cause of the Camp Fire. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaBetsy Ann Cowley walks through Pulga, near where investigators were trying to determine the cause of the Camp Fire.Hide Caption 13 of 86A resident sprays down a roof as firefighters battle the Peak Fire in Simi Valley.A resident sprays down a roof as firefighters battle the Peak Fire in Simi Valley. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaA resident sprays down a roof as firefighters battle the Peak Fire in Simi Valley.Hide Caption 14 of 86Shawn Slack carries a chainsaw on November 12 after trees burned in Paradise.Shawn Slack carries a chainsaw on November 12 after trees burned in Paradise. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaShawn Slack carries a chainsaw on November 12 after trees burned in Paradise.Hide Caption 15 of 86Chris and Nancy Brown embrace while looking over the remains of their home on November 12.Chris and Nancy Brown embrace while looking over the remains of their home on November 12. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaChris and Nancy Brown embrace while looking over the remains of their home on November 12.Hide Caption 16 of 86Firefighters put out hot spots in Thousand Oaks on November 12.Firefighters put out hot spots in Thousand Oaks on November 12. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaFirefighters put out hot spots in Thousand Oaks on November 12.Hide Caption 17 of 86Firefighters battle a fire in Simi Valley on November 12.Firefighters battle a fire in Simi Valley on November 12. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaFirefighters battle a fire in Simi Valley on November 12.Hide Caption 18 of 86A ferry makes its way toward Alcatraz Island on November 12 as the San Francisco skyline is obscured by smoke that drifted over from the Camp Fire.A ferry makes its way toward Alcatraz Island on November 12 as the San Francisco skyline is obscured by smoke that drifted over from the Camp Fire. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaA ferry makes its way toward Alcatraz Island on November 12 as the San Francisco skyline is obscured by smoke that drifted over from the Camp Fire.Hide Caption 19 of 86A vehicle drives through smoke near Pulga on Sunday, November 11.A vehicle drives through smoke near Pulga on Sunday, November 11. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaA vehicle drives through smoke near Pulga on Sunday, November 11.Hide Caption 20 of 86Firefighters battle the Woolsey Fire in Malibu on November 11.Firefighters battle the Woolsey Fire in Malibu on November 11. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaFirefighters battle the Woolsey Fire in Malibu on November 11.Hide Caption 21 of 86A helicopter drops water while battling the Camp Fire near Pulga on November 11.A helicopter drops water while battling the Camp Fire near Pulga on November 11. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaA helicopter drops water while battling the Camp Fire near Pulga on November 11.Hide Caption 22 of 86Firefighters work at the Salvation Army Camp in Malibu on Saturday, November 10.Firefighters work at the Salvation Army Camp in Malibu on Saturday, November 10. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaFirefighters work at the Salvation Army Camp in Malibu on Saturday, November 10.Hide Caption 23 of 86A bag containing human remains lies on the ground on November 11 as officials continue to search for victims at a burned-out home in Paradise.A bag containing human remains lies on the ground on November 11 as officials continue to search for victims at a burned-out home in Paradise. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaA bag containing human remains lies on the ground on November 11 as officials continue to search for victims at a burned-out home in Paradise.Hide Caption 24 of 86Cathy Fallon, who stayed behind in Paradise to tend to her horses during the Camp Fire, embraces Shawna De Long, left, and April Smith, right, who brought supplies for the horses.Cathy Fallon, who stayed behind in Paradise to tend to her horses during the Camp Fire, embraces Shawna De Long, left, and April Smith, right, who brought supplies for the horses. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaCathy Fallon, who stayed behind in Paradise to tend to her horses during the Camp Fire, embraces Shawna De Long, left, and April Smith, right, who brought supplies for the horses.Hide Caption 25 of 86Firefighters douse embers off a canyon road that cuts across the mountains to Malibu.Firefighters douse embers off a canyon road that cuts across the mountains to Malibu. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaFirefighters douse embers off a canyon road that cuts across the mountains to Malibu.Hide Caption 26 of 86A plane drops fire retardant on a burning hillside in Malibu on November 11.A plane drops fire retardant on a burning hillside in Malibu on November 11. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaA plane drops fire retardant on a burning hillside in Malibu on November 11.Hide Caption 27 of 86Evacuee Brian Etter and his dog Tone, who escaped the Camp Fire on foot, rest in the parking lot of a Chico church on November 11.Evacuee Brian Etter and his dog Tone, who escaped the Camp Fire on foot, rest in the parking lot of a Chico church on November 11. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaEvacuee Brian Etter and his dog Tone, who escaped the Camp Fire on foot, rest in the parking lot of a Chico church on November 11.Hide Caption 28 of 86Culver City firefighters watch the Woolsey Fire from a burned home in Los Angeles.Culver City firefighters watch the Woolsey Fire from a burned home in Los Angeles. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaCulver City firefighters watch the Woolsey Fire from a burned home in Los Angeles.Hide Caption 29 of 86The remains of a Los Angeles home destroyed by the Woolsey Fire are seen on November 11.The remains of a Los Angeles home destroyed by the Woolsey Fire are seen on November 11. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaThe remains of a Los Angeles home destroyed by the Woolsey Fire are seen on November 11.Hide Caption 30 of 86The sun rises over the Pacific Ocean on November 11 as the Woolsey Fire burns in Malibu.The sun rises over the Pacific Ocean on November 11 as the Woolsey Fire burns in Malibu. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaThe sun rises over the Pacific Ocean on November 11 as the Woolsey Fire burns in Malibu.Hide Caption 31 of 86Firefighters battle a blaze in Malibu on Saturday, November 10.Firefighters battle a blaze in Malibu on Saturday, November 10. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaFirefighters battle a blaze in Malibu on Saturday, November 10.Hide Caption 32 of 86A woman runs in Calabasas as firefighters work to control a flare-up from the Woolsey Fire on November 10.A woman runs in Calabasas as firefighters work to control a flare-up from the Woolsey Fire on November 10. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaA woman runs in Calabasas as firefighters work to control a flare-up from the Woolsey Fire on November 10.Hide Caption 33 of 86The Camp Fire burns November 10 in the hills near Big Bend.The Camp Fire burns November 10 in the hills near Big Bend. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaThe Camp Fire burns November 10 in the hills near Big Bend.Hide Caption 34 of 86Sheriff's deputies carry a body bag with a Camp Fire victim on November 10.Sheriff's deputies carry a body bag with a Camp Fire victim on November 10. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaSheriff’s deputies carry a body bag with a Camp Fire victim on November 10.Hide Caption 35 of 86Scorched hillsides and damaged power lines are seen on November 10 along the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu.Scorched hillsides and damaged power lines are seen on November 10 along the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaScorched hillsides and damaged power lines are seen on November 10 along the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu.Hide Caption 36 of 86Araya Cipollini cries November 10 near the remains of her family's home in Paradise.Araya Cipollini cries November 10 near the remains of her family's home in Paradise. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaAraya Cipollini cries November 10 near the remains of her family’s home in Paradise.Hide Caption 37 of 86Los Angeles County firefighters work in Malibu Creek State Park on November 10.Los Angeles County firefighters work in Malibu Creek State Park on November 10. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaLos Angeles County firefighters work in Malibu Creek State Park on November 10.Hide Caption 38 of 86A deer looks on from a burned residence in Paradise on November 10.A deer looks on from a burned residence in Paradise on November 10. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaA deer looks on from a burned residence in Paradise on November 10.Hide Caption 39 of 86A fire truck is seen on the Pacific Coast Highway as the Woolsey Fire burns in Malibu on November 10.A fire truck is seen on the Pacific Coast Highway as the Woolsey Fire burns in Malibu on November 10. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaA fire truck is seen on the Pacific Coast Highway as the Woolsey Fire burns in Malibu on November 10.Hide Caption 40 of 86Eric England searches through a friend's vehicle in Paradise on November 10.Eric England searches through a friend's vehicle in Paradise on November 10. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaEric England searches through a friend’s vehicle in Paradise on November 10.Hide Caption 41 of 86Sheriff's deputies walk November 10 through a neighborhood destroyed by the Camp Fire.Sheriff's deputies walk November 10 through a neighborhood destroyed by the Camp Fire. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaSheriff’s deputies walk November 10 through a neighborhood destroyed by the Camp Fire.Hide Caption 42 of 86A satellite image from November 10 shows vegetation that was burned as a result of the Woolsey Fire.A satellite image from November 10 shows vegetation that was burned as a result of the Woolsey Fire. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaA satellite image from November 10 shows vegetation that was burned as a result of the Woolsey Fire.Hide Caption 43 of 86Firefighters meet in Paradise on November 10.Firefighters meet in Paradise on November 10. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaFirefighters meet in Paradise on November 10.Hide Caption 44 of 86Roger Bloxberg and his wife, Anne, hug on Friday, November 9, as they watch a wildfire on a Los Angeles hilltop.Roger Bloxberg and his wife, Anne, hug on Friday, November 9, as they watch a wildfire on a Los Angeles hilltop. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaRoger Bloxberg and his wife, Anne, hug on Friday, November 9, as they watch a wildfire on a Los Angeles hilltop.Hide Caption 45 of 86Malibu Mayor Rick Mullen, who is also a firefighter, surveys a house engulfed in flames on Friday, November 9.Malibu Mayor Rick Mullen, who is also a firefighter, surveys a house engulfed in flames on Friday, November 9. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaMalibu Mayor Rick Mullen, who is also a firefighter, surveys a house engulfed in flames on Friday, November 9.Hide Caption 46 of 86A massive smoke plume, powered by strong winds, rises above the Woolsey Fire in Malibu on November 9.A massive smoke plume, powered by strong winds, rises above the Woolsey Fire in Malibu on November 9. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaA massive smoke plume, powered by strong winds, rises above the Woolsey Fire in Malibu on November 9.Hide Caption 47 of 86Cathy Fallon stands near the charred remains of her Paradise home on November 9. The Camp Fire has wiped out much of the town north of Sacramento.Cathy Fallon stands near the charred remains of her Paradise home on November 9. The Camp Fire has wiped out much of the town north of Sacramento. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaCathy Fallon stands near the charred remains of her Paradise home on November 9. The Camp Fire has wiped out much of the town north of Sacramento.Hide Caption 48 of 86A firefighter sprays down palm trees as the Woolsey Fire burns in Malibu on November 9. A firefighter sprays down palm trees as the Woolsey Fire burns in Malibu on November 9. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaA firefighter sprays down palm trees as the Woolsey Fire burns in Malibu on November 9. Hide Caption 49 of 86Llamas are tied to a lifeguard stand on a Malibu beach on November 9.Llamas are tied to a lifeguard stand on a Malibu beach on November 9. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaLlamas are tied to a lifeguard stand on a Malibu beach on November 9.Hide Caption 50 of 86Smoke is seen over the Pacific in this photo taken from a helicopter over Malibu on November 9.Smoke is seen over the Pacific in this photo taken from a helicopter over Malibu on November 9. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaSmoke is seen over the Pacific in this photo taken from a helicopter over Malibu on November 9.Hide Caption 51 of 86A woman in Malibu reacts to devastation on November 9.A woman in Malibu reacts to devastation on November 9. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaA woman in Malibu reacts to devastation on November 9.Hide Caption 52 of 86A row of palm trees stands as the Woolsey Fire continues to burn in Malibu on November 9.A row of palm trees stands as the Woolsey Fire continues to burn in Malibu on November 9. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaA row of palm trees stands as the Woolsey Fire continues to burn in Malibu on November 9.Hide Caption 53 of 86From left, firefighters Cory Darrigo, Omar Velasquez and Sam Quan rest in a Westlake Village backyard after battling the Woolsey Fire all night.From left, firefighters Cory Darrigo, Omar Velasquez and Sam Quan rest in a Westlake Village backyard after battling the Woolsey Fire all night. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaFrom left, firefighters Cory Darrigo, Omar Velasquez and Sam Quan rest in a Westlake Village backyard after battling the Woolsey Fire all night.Hide Caption 54 of 86Gabi and Jonah Frank walk on the Pacific Coast Highway as the Woolsey Fire threatens their Malibu home on November 9.Gabi and Jonah Frank walk on the Pacific Coast Highway as the Woolsey Fire threatens their Malibu home on November 9. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaGabi and Jonah Frank walk on the Pacific Coast Highway as the Woolsey Fire threatens their Malibu home on November 9.Hide Caption 55 of 86A satellite image taken by NASA's Operational Land Imager shows the Camp Fire in Northern California.A satellite image taken by NASA's Operational Land Imager shows the Camp Fire in Northern California. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaA satellite image taken by NASA’s Operational Land Imager shows the Camp Fire in Northern California.Hide Caption 56 of 86A firefighter keeps watch as the Woolsey Fire burns a home near Malibu Lake on November 9. A firefighter keeps watch as the Woolsey Fire burns a home near Malibu Lake on November 9. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaA firefighter keeps watch as the Woolsey Fire burns a home near Malibu Lake on November 9. Hide Caption 57 of 86The Woolsey Fire burns in Malibu on November 9. The community is known for celebrity beachside homes.The Woolsey Fire burns in Malibu on November 9. The community is known for celebrity beachside homes. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaThe Woolsey Fire burns in Malibu on November 9. The community is known for celebrity beachside homes.Hide Caption 58 of 86Doug Thomas and his dog Hanna rest November 9 while they await word if they can return to their Malibu Lake home.Doug Thomas and his dog Hanna rest November 9 while they await word if they can return to their Malibu Lake home. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaDoug Thomas and his dog Hanna rest November 9 while they await word if they can return to their Malibu Lake home.Hide Caption 59 of 86Cars destroyed by the Camp Fire sit in a used-car lot in Paradise on November 9.Cars destroyed by the Camp Fire sit in a used-car lot in Paradise on November 9. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaCars destroyed by the Camp Fire sit in a used-car lot in Paradise on November 9.Hide Caption 60 of 86Firefighters battle flames in Thousand Oaks early on November 9.Firefighters battle flames in Thousand Oaks early on November 9. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaFirefighters battle flames in Thousand Oaks early on November 9.Hide Caption 61 of 86Evacuees rest on cots supplied by the Red Cross at a Los Angeles high-school gym on November 9.Evacuees rest on cots supplied by the Red Cross at a Los Angeles high-school gym on November 9. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaEvacuees rest on cots supplied by the Red Cross at a Los Angeles high-school gym on November 9.Hide Caption 62 of 86Fire Capt. Steve Millosovich, battling the Camp Fire in Big Bend, carries a cage of cats that fell from an evacuee's pickup.Fire Capt. Steve Millosovich, battling the Camp Fire in Big Bend, carries a cage of cats that fell from an evacuee's pickup. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaFire Capt. Steve Millosovich, battling the Camp Fire in Big Bend, carries a cage of cats that fell from an evacuee’s pickup.Hide Caption 63 of 86Smoke billows above Malibu trees in this photo <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/Bp92n5LnoB1/" target="_blank">posted to Instagram</a> by Julie Ellerton.Smoke billows above Malibu trees in this photo <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/Bp92n5LnoB1/" target="_blank">posted to Instagram</a> by Julie Ellerton. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaSmoke billows above Malibu trees in this photo posted to Instagram by Julie Ellerton.Hide Caption 64 of 86Firefighters push a vehicle from a garage as the Woolsey Fire burns a home in Malibu on November 9.Firefighters push a vehicle from a garage as the Woolsey Fire burns a home in Malibu on November 9. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaFirefighters push a vehicle from a garage as the Woolsey Fire burns a home in Malibu on November 9.Hide Caption 65 of 86Patients are evacuated from Paradise's Feather River Hospital as it burns on Thursday, November 8.Patients are evacuated from Paradise's Feather River Hospital as it burns on Thursday, November 8. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaPatients are evacuated from Paradise’s Feather River Hospital as it burns on Thursday, November 8.Hide Caption 66 of 86Juanita and Wayne McLish sit on a curb November 8 after losing their house to the Camp Fire in Paradise.Juanita and Wayne McLish sit on a curb November 8 after losing their house to the Camp Fire in Paradise. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaJuanita and Wayne McLish sit on a curb November 8 after losing their house to the Camp Fire in Paradise.Hide Caption 67 of 86The Hill Fire burns in Thousand Oaks on November 8.The Hill Fire burns in Thousand Oaks on November 8. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaThe Hill Fire burns in Thousand Oaks on November 8.Hide Caption 68 of 86The Woolsey Fire burns in Ventura County, where Jason Bauer told CNN his parents had just been evacuated from their home.The Woolsey Fire burns in Ventura County, where Jason Bauer told CNN his parents had just been evacuated from their home. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaThe Woolsey Fire burns in Ventura County, where Jason Bauer told CNN his parents had just been evacuated from their home.Hide Caption 69 of 86People embrace in the parking lot of a Paradise hospital as the Camp Fire engulfed it on November 8.People embrace in the parking lot of a Paradise hospital as the Camp Fire engulfed it on November 8. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaPeople embrace in the parking lot of a Paradise hospital as the Camp Fire engulfed it on November 8.Hide Caption 70 of 86The Paradise Inn burns on November 8.The Paradise Inn burns on November 8. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaThe Paradise Inn burns on November 8.Hide Caption 71 of 86A firefighter works to extinguish a spot fire at a home in Paradise.A firefighter works to extinguish a spot fire at a home in Paradise. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaA firefighter works to extinguish a spot fire at a home in Paradise.Hide Caption 72 of 86Vehicles and homes burn as the Camp Fire rips through Paradise on November 8.Vehicles and homes burn as the Camp Fire rips through Paradise on November 8. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaVehicles and homes burn as the Camp Fire rips through Paradise on November 8.Hide Caption 73 of 86Dogs roam a burned-out neighborhood in Paradise.Dogs roam a burned-out neighborhood in Paradise. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaDogs roam a burned-out neighborhood in Paradise.Hide Caption 74 of 86Hospital staff and first responders evacuate the Feather River Hospital in Paradise on November 8.Hospital staff and first responders evacuate the Feather River Hospital in Paradise on November 8. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaHospital staff and first responders evacuate the Feather River Hospital in Paradise on November 8.Hide Caption 75 of 86A fire emergency crew works to protect the Paradise Town Hall from the encroaching Camp Fire on November 8.A fire emergency crew works to protect the Paradise Town Hall from the encroaching Camp Fire on November 8. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaA fire emergency crew works to protect the Paradise Town Hall from the encroaching Camp Fire on November 8.Hide Caption 76 of 86A home burns as the Camp Fire rages through Paradise.A home burns as the Camp Fire rages through Paradise. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaA home burns as the Camp Fire rages through Paradise.Hide Caption 77 of 86A vintage car rests among debris in Paradise.A vintage car rests among debris in Paradise. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaA vintage car rests among debris in Paradise.Hide Caption 78 of 86Medical personnel move patients as the Feather River Hospital is evacuated in Paradise on November 8.Medical personnel move patients as the Feather River Hospital is evacuated in Paradise on November 8. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaMedical personnel move patients as the Feather River Hospital is evacuated in Paradise on November 8.Hide Caption 79 of 86Smoke fills the sky over Paradise on November 8. Paradise, located about 85 miles north of Sacramento, has 26,000 residents. Smoke fills the sky over Paradise on November 8. Paradise, located about 85 miles north of Sacramento, has 26,000 residents. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaSmoke fills the sky over Paradise on November 8. Paradise, located about 85 miles north of Sacramento, has 26,000 residents. Hide Caption 80 of 86The remains of a building are seen after being consumed by the Camp Fire.The remains of a building are seen after being consumed by the Camp Fire. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaThe remains of a building are seen after being consumed by the Camp Fire.Hide Caption 81 of 86A firefighter monitors a burning home on November 8.A firefighter monitors a burning home on November 8. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaA firefighter monitors a burning home on November 8.Hide Caption 82 of 86California Highway Patrol officers attempt to transfer a potbelly pig they rescued in Butte County on November 8.California Highway Patrol officers attempt to transfer a potbelly pig they rescued in Butte County on November 8. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaCalifornia Highway Patrol officers attempt to transfer a potbelly pig they rescued in Butte County on November 8.Hide Caption 83 of 86A Paradise home is engulfed in flames on November 8. A Paradise home is engulfed in flames on November 8. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaA Paradise home is engulfed in flames on November 8. Hide Caption 84 of 86Firefighters monitor a back fire while attempting to save homes in Paradise on November 8. Firefighters monitor a back fire while attempting to save homes in Paradise on November 8. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaFirefighters monitor a back fire while attempting to save homes in Paradise on November 8. Hide Caption 85 of 86Flames burn inside a van as the Camp Fire tears through Paradise on November 8.Flames burn inside a van as the Camp Fire tears through Paradise on November 8. Photos: In pictures: Wildfires tear across CaliforniaFlames burn inside a van as the Camp Fire tears through Paradise on November 8.Hide Caption 86 of 8601 california wildfire 111302 california wildfire 1113 03 california wildfire 1113 04 california wildfire 1113 05 california wildfire 1113 86 california wildfires 111303 california wildfire 111288 california wildfires 1113 RESTRICTED87 california wildfires 1113 RESTRICTED81 california wildfires 111304 california wildfire 111283 california wildfires 111378 california wildfires 111384 california wildfires 111380 california wildfires 111305 california wildfire 111207 california wildfire 1112 RESTRICTED82 california wildfires 111302 california wildfires 111201 california wildfires 111276 california wildfires 1111 woolsey84 california wildfires 111375 california wildfires 1111 woolsey72 california wildfires 1111 camp fire69 california wildfires 1111 camp fire74 california wildfires 1111 woolsey68 california wildfires 111165 california wildfires 111167 california wildfires 1111 RESTRICTED66 california wildfires 1111 RESTRICTED63 california wildfires 111177 california wildfires 1111 woolsey53 california wildfires 111058 california wildfires 111152 california wildfires 111054 california wildfires 111045 california wildfires 111051 california wildfires 111062 california wildfires 111144 california wildfires 111063 california wildfires 111159 california wildfires 111149 california wildfires 111047 california wildfires 111043 california wildfires 111033 california wildfires 1109 hill fire RESTRICTED35 california wildfired 1109 hill fire31 california wildfires 110941 california wildfires 111034 california wildfires 1109 hill fire RESTRICTED56 california wildfires 111140 california wildfires 111060 california wildfires 111136 california wildfires 1109 woolsey fire28 california wildfires 110915 california wildfire camp fire 110921 california wildfires 110942 california wildfires 111061 california wildfires 111127 california wildfires 110926 california wildfires 1109 hill fire23 california wildfires 110938 califronia wildfires 111017 california wildfires 110922 california wildfires 110906 california wildfire 1108 camp fire01 california wildfire 1108 camp fire05 california wildfire 1108 hill fire RESTRICTED01 woolsey california fire 110907 california wildfire 1108 camp fire13 california wildfire 1108 camp fire12 california wildfire 1108 camp fire18 california wildfire 1109 lead09 california wildfire 1108 camp fire08 california wildfire 1108 camp fire10 california wildfire 1108 camp fire RESTRICTED26 week in photos 110907 camp fire 1108 AP_1831303807889402 camp fire 1108 AP_1831302103798601 camp fire 1108 GettyImages-105934573405 camp fire 1108 AP_1831303740974403 camp fire 1108 GettyImages-105934582630 california wildfires 110904 camp fire 1108 GettyImages-105934542608 camp fire 1108 2018-11-09T015244Z_1916224206_RC1B78E04000_RTRMADP_3_CALIFORNIA-WILDFIRES29 california wildfires 1109In Southern California, the Los Angeles County sheriff expressed empathy for residents waiting to return to the remains of the few hundred homes destroyed by the Woolsey Fire.He took a helicopter tour of the burned areas and posted aerial photos of the destruction to Twitter.”We see the frustration of (people) trying to get back into their homes & appreciate their cooperation,” Sheriff Jim McDonnell wrote.

While touring #WoolseyFire burn areas & seeing the devastation from above it brings a greater understanding that each house is a home. Each home has a life & memories attached to it. We see the frustration of peo trying to get back into their homes & appreciate their cooperation pic.twitter.com/jM4BMfyHF9

— Jim McDonnell (@LACoSheriff) November 14, 2018 A look at the wildfires’ astonishing numbers • Camp Fire: The Camp Fire has destroyed 7,600 homes and scorched 135,000 acres in Northern California. As of Wednesday morning, the inferno was 35% contained.• Woolsey Fire: This Southern California blaze has torched 97,620 acres and destroyed at least 483 structures. As of Wednesday morning, the inferno was 47% contained. • Hill Fire: A second Southern California blaze has burned 4,531 acres and was 94% contained as of Wednesday morning• Rising death toll: There have been 50 deaths statewide, with the vast majority in Northern California. Southern California’s Woolsey Fire has claimed two lives. • A devastating week for the Golden State: More than 230,000 acres burned in California in the past week. That’s larger than the cities of Chicago and Boston combined. And in 30 days, firefighters have battled more than 500 blazes, said Cal Fire, the state’s forestry and fire protection agency.Man used hose to save his Paradise homeMan used hose to save house from wildfireMan used hose to save house from wildfireMan used hose to save house from wildfireJUST WATCHEDMan used hose to save house from wildfireReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

Man used hose to save house from wildfire 02:23Brad Weldon grabbed a garden hose as the Camp Fire approached his house last week, spraying water to keep the flames at bay and protect his disabled, elderly mother.He had stayed in Paradise for his 92-year-old mother, who is blind and was unwilling to leave. “There was times we were laying on the ground pouring the water on ourselves so we didn’t burn,” Weldon, 62, recalled Tuesday.Fire evacuee: All we could do was prayFire evacuee: All we could do was prayFire evacuee: All we could do was prayJUST WATCHEDFire evacuee: All we could do was prayReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

Fire evacuee: All we could do was pray 01:56The water to the hose lasted four hours, and unlike many in the Northern California town, Weldon, his family and home survived mostly unharmed. The house is remarkably unscathed, save for some scorching on the back of a work shed.”It feels good to have it. I feel so sad for everyone though. Everybody I know lost everything,” he said while crying for his neighbors.Power companies report problems before the firesWhile the causes of the Camp and Woolsey fires have not been determined, state regulators are investigating two utility companies that reported incidents shortly before the two fires started Thursday. Almost 15 minutes before the Camp Fire began near Pulga, Pacific Gas and Electric Co. said it experienced a transmission line outage about a mile northeast of the town. The astonishing numbers behind the California wildfiresThe astonishing numbers behind the California wildfiresThe astonishing numbers behind the California wildfiresIn Ventura County, where the Woolsey Fire began, Southern California Edison reported that a circuit relayed about 2 minutes before the fire started Thursday afternoon. It happened “near E Street/Alfa Road” — the same intersection where Cal Fire said the Woolsey Fire began. But the utility said “at this point we have no indication from fire agency personnel that SCE utility facilities may have been involved in the start of the fire.”Both power companies said they are cooperating with state investigators. PG&E faces at least one lawsuit on behalf of survivors of the Camp Fire. Hundreds of thousands are displacedMore than 300,000 people have been forced from their homes statewide. Most of those live in Los Angeles County, where 170,000 were evacuated. The evacuees included celebrities who lost their homes in Malibu as well as first responders who are still working despite their own homes being destroyed. Thomas Hirsch was searching the burned remains of his childhood home Tuesday in Malibu, looking for anything salvageable. His parents — who are 97 and 94 — still live there and plan to rebuild, he said.”We’re survivors. We’ll rebuild, we’ll come back and take whatever little insurance money they had, clean it off, rebuild it and make it nicer than it was before,” he told CNN.More than 9,000 firefighters are battling wildfires across California, including many from out of state. Cal Fire tweeted a map showing all the states where firefighters are coming from — including Alaska, Indiana and Georgia.

CAL FIRE wants to recognize the many out of state partners that have joined in battling these wildfires. pic.twitter.com/OI7ixq0g1G

— CAL FIRE (@CAL_FIRE) November 13, 2018 “Cal Fire wants to recognize the many out of state partners that have joined in battling these wildfires,” the agency said.

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