California wildfire toll rises to 42

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In other places in the state, fires were more selective, leaving some houses leveled and others still standing.

Almost 1,400 survivors were sheltered in official evacuation centres, CalFire spokeswoman Erica Bain said, and almost all of them had communicated with loved ones about their whereabouts.

As of Monday morning, more than 200 people were still missing after the Camp Fire raged across a swath of northern California. The flames descended on Paradise so fast that many people were forced to abandon their vehicles and run for their lives down the only road through the mountain town.

Still, the Fresno, California, resident wasn't planning on heading to the fire area.

Cal Fire officials said they'be be reviewing "electrical equipment" as part of its probe.

As of Sunday, the six-bedroom, nine-bathroom mansion where ABC films its reality dating show The Bachelor and The Bachelorette had survived the Woolsey Fire "unscathed", according to USA Today reporter Chris Woodyard.

Caring Choices in Butte County is now looking for medical volunteers.

Holding a poster of his mother in front of him, Bechtold said it had been a rough few days. "You never think you're going to get out of those flames". "It was like a firestorm, it was roaring", he told CNN affiliate KABC, referring to the Woolsey Fire. More than 30 Butte County Sheriff's deputies reported for duty despite losing their homes, the news station reported.

"California is a paradise for us all".

Hughes has been looking for the missing and dead. "My whole community was traumatised - I can't watch the videos anymore because I actually went through it". "There was no question about it".

"And I think my family would have been very anxious about me".

Drought and warmer weather attributed to climate change, and the building of homes deeper into forests have led to longer and more destructive wildfire seasons in California. The fire had grown to 177 square miles (303 square kilometres) and was 25 per cent contained, authorities said.

The nearby city of Calabasas, home to well-known celebrities, remains under a mandatory evacuation order.

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"Heartbreaking time across California", he said.

On Sunday, recording artist Robin Thicke posted on Instagram that his family had evacuated while firefighters and volunteers "risked their lives trying to save our home".

Hollywood cut back on the glamor trappings of movie premieres as a vast wildfire destroyed or imperiled the homes of celebrities and other Southern California residents.

Gov. Jerry Brown said California is requesting aid from the Trump administration.

Resources, including dozens of fire trucks and thousands of firefighters, are pouring in from out of state. But officials warned that the dry conditions feeding the fire are expected to continue into the week and new flare-ups are possible.

Both fires have been whipped up by hot dry winds.

The blaze is "the deadliest wildland fire in California history", Honea said.

Butler focused the camera on the charred frame of his former home, surrounded by ash and the blackened shell of a truck. A total of 29 bodies have so far been recovered from in and around Paradise, equaling the deadliest single fire on record, 1933's Griffith Park fire.

The latest death toll was announced by the Butte County sheriff after authorities located the remains of 13 additional victims.

"As it unfolded Miley began calling, we talked it through and I told her, "Honey, prepare yourself for the worst" and unfortunately worst did unfold", Cyrus told LA TV station KTLA on Monday.

Glenn Simmons, 64, told AFP in the nearby town of Chico that he had been sleeping in his vehicle since Thursday, unable to find a space in a shelter.

Paradise Elementary School is seen after burning down during the Camp fire in Paradise.