Winds of up to 64 kilometres per hour (40 mph) were expected to continue in southern California through Tuesday, heightening the risk of fresh blazes ignited by scattered embers, while the winds were forecast to begin diminishing later on Monday at the site of the Camp Fire.
In Northern California, where more than 6,700 buildings have been destroyed, the scope of the devastation was beginning to set in even as the blaze raged on. There were at least 228 people unaccounted for as of early Monday.
Ten search teams were working in Paradise - a town of 27,000 that was engulfed by flames Thursday - and in surrounding communities in Northern California's Sierra Nevada foothills. "Once I have complaint on file I can use the court's power, if necessary, to make sure things are happening", including maintaining records and preserving physical evidence, he said. "I had an opportunity to go up there and take a look for myself". Councilman Jefferson "Zuma Jay" Wagner was injured while trying to save his home, which burned down, Councilman Skylar Peak told reporters Sunday.
There was only one way out of Paradise for residents fleeing the fire, the four-lane road known as Skyway, which quickly became paralysed by traffic, a situation similar to what residents of Malibu endured along the Pacific Coast Highway, another choke point. She said actor fiancé Liam Hemsworth and her pets are safe.
One man, Ed Gleason, didn't evacuate, and his house was one was of the few still standing today.
"Completely devastated by the fires affecting my community", she tweeted. "One of the things that I saw when I was up there is that there is so much debris in some of these areas that it's very hard to determine whether or not there might be human remains there". My animals and LOVE OF MY LIFE made it out safely and that's all that matters right now. "My house no longer stands but the memories shared with family & friends stand strong".
The previous day, the Blurred Lines singer posted photos of the smoke near their home in Malibu. Brown said federal and state governments must do more forest management but that climate change is the greater source of the problem. Trump, a Republican who has often criticized Democrat-led California on a variety of issues including immigration enforcement, blamed poor forest management by the state for the infernos.
The Woolsey Fire is threatening about 75,000 homes in Ventura County, northwest of Los Angeles. The International Association of Firefighters, whose general president Harold Schaitberger described Trump's statement as "reckless and insulting".