These fire videos show what it's like inside California's deadliest fires

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California Governor Jerry Brown unequivocally blamed climate change for the devastation. He said forest management is only one element of preventing forest fires.

"California is vulnerable - not because of poor forest management as DT (our so-called president) would have us think", Young wrote, referring to one of Trump's recent tweets. "Billions of dollars are given each year, with so many lives lost, all because of gross mismanagement of the forests".

Experts in identifying human tissue joined California police and firefighters on Monday (Nov 12) in sifting through the charred debris of homes destroyed in the most devastating wildfire in the state's history, searching for remains of 228 missing people. A wildfire burns at the Salvation Army Camp on November 10, 2018 in Malibu, California.

On Sunday, officials confirmed that two deaths in Malibu were related to the Woolsey Fire, bringing the death toll to 25.

Authorities are anxious that embers from the Woolsey Fire could reach unburnt buildings, spark new fires or add to the blaze, Los Angeles County Fire Chief Daryl Osby said. "These aren't forests", he said.

Officials and relatives held out hope many of those unaccounted for were safe and simply had no mobile phones or other ways to contact loved ones.

"Completely devestated by the fires affecting my community".

Authorities have also reopened US 101.

"The biggest factor was wind", Dennison said in an email.

Brown asked Trump on Sunday to declare the fires a major disaster, a move that would allow more federal resources to flow to California to help with relief and recovery. Strong gusts exacerbate chaotic fire behaviour, fanning the flames and carrying sparks much further than they might otherwise travel. One of the fires jumped over eight lanes of freeway, about 140 feet (43 meters), Dennison said. "Many more people were threatened and had to evacuated", Dennison said.

He also shared a short video of himself, standing amongst smouldering remains and showing the burnt-out shell of his house.

Though the state's drought has eased slightly, it's still abnormally dry, according to CNN meteorologist Taylor Ward.

Because of that, there are 129 million dead trees, which provide fuel for fires, Thornicke said.

Both utilities reported to regulators in recent days that they experienced problems with transmission lines or substations in areas where fires were reported, just before or close to the time they started.

Winds were expected to weaken on Monday night (local time).

He also said his tweet was plain wrong.

"We're at a pivotal point now", another Cal Fire official, David Clark, said.

The global average temperature is more than 1 degree Fahrenheit higher than it used to be before the Industrial Revolution.

The Camp Fire, 40 miles (60 km) north of Sacramento, burned down more than 6,700 homes and businesses in the town of Paradise, more structures than any other wildfire recorded in California. Your mother's somewhere and you don't know where she's at. But climate change makes that worse.