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He wrote: "More than 4,000 are fighting the Camp and Woolsey Fires in California that have burned over 170,000 acres. Your house can be rebuilt but you can't bring your life back", said Chief Daryl Osby of the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

The fires still continue to burn as of Monday morning, with over 8,000 firefighters struggling to rein in the flames amidst the wind conditions.

This fire season follows a particularly deadly set of California wildfires previous year.

California Governor Jerry Brown asked US President Donald Trump to declare a major disaster to boost the emergency response and help recovery efforts.

About 300,000 people statewide were under evacuation orders, a lot of them in Southern California.

In Northern California, fire crews still fighting the blaze that obliterated Paradise contended with wind gusts up to 40 miles per hour (64 kph) overnight, the flames jumping 300 feet across Lake Oroville.

He also shared a link to how others could support firefighters writing: "Returned to my house in Malibu after evacuating".

Mayor Jody Jones said that 80 to 90 percent of people in Paradise's residential areas lost their homes.

Meanwhile, a landowner near where the blaze began, Betsy Ann Cowley, said she got an email from Pacific Gas & Electric Co. the day before the fire last week telling her that crews needed to come onto her property because the utility's power lines were causing sparks.

Authorities said that numerous bodies were recovered inside homes or found in cars overcome by flames.

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- ABC News (@ABC) November 11, 2018A firefighter in Paradise, California is seen saving an American flag from rubble near a home destroyed by the Camp Fire.

Airplanes and helicopters swooped low over hills and canyons to drop loads of fire retardant and water.

"We are entering a new normal", said Ventura County Fire Chief Mark Lorenzen, noting at a news conference that California's fires in 2018 grow far more quickly than they did even 10 years ago.

Southern California fire crews therefore only had capacity to focus on saving lives and structures as the fire moved and were unable to work on containing the flames for three days.

Meteorologist David Gomberg told the Los Angeles Times newspaper that fire tornadoes were possible.

Brown said that the fires were "truly a tragedy" and hopes everyone pulls together.

"California is vulnerable - not because of poor forest management as DT (our so-called president) would have us think", Young wrote.

Rice also said Trump's assertion that California's forest management policies are to blame "is dangerously wrong".

In Northern California, Sheriff Honea said Butte County consulted anthropologists from California State University at Chico because, in some cases, investigators have been able to recover only bones and bone fragments.

Nearly 6,000 miles away, President Donald Trump, in France for World War I commemorations, drew fierce criticism for an unsympathetic reaction to the devastation.

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