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

Sergio Cunningham
November 14, 2018

In Northern California, the Camp Fire ripped through Butte County, killing at least 42 and becoming the deadliest in the state's history. "This is an emergency, but you are not alone and we have each other".

However, California Governor Jerry Brown requested a major disaster declaration from US President Donald Trump, calling for the federal government to allocate more funds to the state for disaster relief as well as the rebuilding process.

If there's any good news here, it's that the Peak Fire, which burned 186 acres, has been 100 percent contained according to California Fire officials. It has burned more than 8,800 structures, Cal Fire officials said.

'I was one of the lucky ones, my home was only partially destroyed.

The fires have killed 31 people as of Monday morning. As of Monday night, almost half of the evacuation centers in Chico, Oroville and nearby towns were at capacity. But it added that dry conditions and steep terrain will continue to pose a challenge.

The latest tally of casualties from the Camp Fire was announced by Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea as forensic teams with cadaver dogs combed through a ghostly landscape strewn with ash and charred debris in Paradise, California, in the Sierra foothills about 280km north of San Francisco. Overall, 10 sets of remains were found in Paradise and three in neighboring Concow.

Earlier in the day, Honea had listed 228 people as missing.

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The maps: NASA's Advanced Rapid Imaging and Analysis team has created maps to show the areas most likely to be damaged by the fires.

This fire has also scorched more than 117,000 acres of Northern California and destroyed more than 7,000 structures.

The Woolsey Fire is estimated to have destroyed 435 buildings. A National Weather Service meteorologist noted that rains weren't expected to come to the area until Thanksgiving next week.

By Monday night, the Camp fire was about 30 percent contained.

As for what caused the two deadly fires, that remains under investigation.

PG&E told state regulators last week that it experienced a problem with a transmission line in the area of the fire just before the blaze erupted. A spokeswoman for the California Public Utilities Commission tells the station that it will incorporate those reports into its investigation.

Lady Gaga was forced to evacuate her Malibu home as the Woolsey fire rages on, but the singer and "A Star Is Born" actress took time to visit a Red Cross shelter on Sunday.

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