Camp Fire in NorCal now the most destructive blaze in state history

The Woolsey Fire burns a home near Malibu Lake in Malibu Calif

This annotated DigitalGlobe image overlays location information on a view of the deadly Camp Fire in northern California taken november 9, 2018 by the WorldView-3 satellite.

The wildfires raging across the state adds to what has already been one of the worst fire years in California - 621,743 acres have been destroyed, triple the five-year average. "Myself and especially those staff members who are out there doing what is important work but certainly hard work".

Firefighters said that "pretty much all of the community", which is 180 miles north-east of San Francisco, had been destroyed.

Officials hope numerous elderly on the list simply are elsewhere without cellphones or away to contact loved ones.

Honea said the agency was also bringing in a DNA lab and encouraged people with missing relatives to submit samples to aid in identifying the dead.

In northern California, the Camp Fire is one of the deadliest and most destructive in the state's history, killing at least 23 since it broke out on Thursday northeast of Sacramento and consumed much of the mountain town of Paradise.

The blaze known as Camp Fire that began on Thursday had grown to almost 140 square miles (362 square kilometers), wiping out much of Paradise, home to some 30,000 residents.

The "Den of Thieves" and "300" actor shared an image of his Malibu home that appears to be nothing more than charred ruins.

The Camp Fire in Butte County has slowed its furious pace, growing by 4,000 acres Saturday night amid "moderate to extreme" conditions fueled by gusting winds.

But he also took to Twitter to criticise forest management in the state as "poor", threatening to revoke federal funding for California forest management unless action was taken to prevent future fires.

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It had been travelling between Indonesia's capital Jakarta and the city of Pangkal Pinang further to the north. It has been expanding aggressively in Southeast Asia, a fast-growing region of more than 600 million people.

A new video shows a family driving through the wildfires burning across California. Malibu, home to Hollywood stars, was also ordered to evacuate.

Back in Paradise, the air still clogged with smoke, residents who stayed behind to try to save their property or who managed to get back to their neighborhoods found cars incinerated and homes reduced to rubble. But what they saw when they stepped outside shocked them.

Jan MacGregor, 81, got back to his small two-bedroom home in Paradise with the help of his firefighter grandson. More than 177 homes have been lost and officials said that number was expected to rise rapidly.

All the victims were found in the town of Paradise, which was evacuated as a result of the fire.

State Sen. Henry Stern, a Democrat from Los Angeles, said fires aren't about politics or jurisdictions.

"What really hampered our ability to combat this fire is we didn't have enough resources for containment", he said. "We've had 'em come right up to the city limits - oh yeah - but nothing like this", he said.

The distressed cameraman said at the end of the footage: "I'm so lucky to be alive, I went down the canyon into a creek".

The blaze has cost at least $8.1 million (£1,387,260) to fight so far, according to Steve Kaufmann, a spokesman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. Officials warned firefighters to wear their helmets and be careful of falling trees. Studies have said wildfires often start due to extremely dry conditions, such as droughts that are spurred by climate change.

Osby said 900 firefighters from his department are on the scene; in all, over 2,000 firefighters are battling the Woolsey fire and hundreds more are keeping tabs on the Hill fire, which is burning to the west of Newbury Park.

It comes as a nurse revealed she "thought she was going to die" when her auto was engulfed in flames after she evacuated the hospital where she worked.

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