Eager to know the status of his house, 69-year-old Roger Kelly defied evacuation orders Sunday and hiked back into Seminole Springs, his lakeside mobile home community in the Santa Monica Mountains north of Malibu.
A California firefighter sprays water on a home next to a burning home as the Camp Fire moves through the area on November 9, in Magalia, California. That leaves a lot of dry vegetation to feed fires.
Two people were found dead in Southern California, where flames tore through Malibu mansions and working-class Los Angeles suburbs. By Friday morning, Paradise had burned to the ground. Three bodies were found outside homes and one was found inside a home. "2207520000.1541887572./1202113766605566/?type=3&theater">according to the Butte County Sheriff's Office. Authorities have not released the names of victims and have continued to search for more.
Another 228 remain unaccounted for as crews stepped up the search for bodies and missing people.
He added that the fire took less than two hours to reach the small town of Paradise, which it proceeded to devour.
250,000 people have been forced to flee their homes.
According to Cal Fire, the fire has grown into 100,000 acres and was 20 percent contained by Saturday morning.
The singer and actress took to Twitter on Sunday to confirm she and fiance Liam Hemsworth - and their beloved pets - had escaped the fires unharmed.
Almost 6,500 residences have been destroyed and another 15,000 threatened, according to emergency officials.
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The firefighters are among 200 firefighters from across Texas being deployed to California.
Officials said the Camp Fire has become the most destructive wildfire in state history, and the third deadliest.
Six more people were confirmed killed in the Camp Fire in the north of the state, taking the toll there to 29. By the evening, the fire was still zero percent contained. Cities need perimeters where brush clearance, fire breaks and controlled burns to prevent fuel from accumulating. I'm so grateful I love you and god bless you to all the firefighters and first responders who continue fighting this fire. As it thinned, firefighters were able to get closer and control it - at least temporarily. "I'm anxious about my neighbours, Ed and Andrea", he said. "I just broke down". All we can do is pray together & for each other. "We pretty much had enough time to get the dogs in the trunk".
"I heard the flames have hit our property at our home in Hidden Hills but now are more contained and have stopped at the moment".
"Things like this will be part of our future - things like this and worse", he said. On Monday, Caitlyn Jenner told fans her house wasn't damaged.
"What really hampered our ability to combat this fire is we didn't have enough resources for containment", he said.
Only two wildfires have claimed more lives in California, the most recent more than a quarter-century ago. "You don't know if she's safe", he said. "We are thinking of those who are battling the wildfires still threatening Los Angeles and Ventura counties". Sad we lost our home but grateful that my family is safe.
President Donald Trump has alternated between offering sympathy for displaced people and firefighters, and lashing out at California's leaders over what he deemed poor forest management.
In a tweet on Saturday, he again accused state authorities of "gross mismanagement". "Remedy now, or no more Fed payments!"