Gerard Butler volunteers to help victims of California wildfires

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In northern California, the death toll from the Camp Fire reached 46 after more human remains were recovered, Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea said.

The fires: There are now 228 people missing and 42 dead, making the Camp fire in the north even more lethal than the Griffith Park disaster of 1933.

'It's just really sad, you know, because people give their lives to get to a place like this.

A team from NASA has created maps using satellite data that show the areas most damaged by the ongoing Woolsey and Camp wildfires, the deadliest in the state's history.

'I was one of the lucky ones, my home was only partially destroyed.

The Woolsey Fire in southern California added to the state's death toll, killing two as it tore through the affluent neighbourhoods of Malibu. But officials are hopeful that improving weather - and the possibility of rain in the next week - will help improve containment.

"We're going to take you to jail if we find you are violating the law", Honea warned.

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That fire is already the most destructive on record in the state, leaving the small town of Paradise in ashes. It has burned more than 8,800 structures, Cal Fire officials said.

On Monday, President Donald Trump - at the request of state authorities - declared that a "major disaster" exists in California. CalFire said 57,000 structures were still in harm's way from the Woolsey Fire.

"We've got 60 to 70 miles per hour offshore Santa Ana winds blowing for the next several days and those are just deadly", Pimlott said on Monday.

It was 35 percent contained as of Tuesday.

As for what caused the two deadly fires, that remains under investigation.

In June, the California forestry agency blamed 12 wildfires on downed power lines owned by utility giant Pacific Gas and Electric.

To the south, Woolsey Fire has blackened almost 94,000 acres and was also 30 percent contained as of Monday night, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CalFire). In some cases, investigators have found only bone fragments. Last year's Tubbs Fire in Napa and Sonoma counties was blamed for killing 22 people.