As the death toll from wildfires ravaging both ends of California climbed on Sunday, powerful winds swept through the state, stretching firefighting resources to the limit.
"We are really just in the middle of this protracted weather event, this fire siege", Cal Fire Chief Ken Pimlott said.
Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea said the county consulted teams of anthropologists because, in some cases, investigators have been able to recover only bones and bone fragments.
"Managing all the forests everywhere we can does not stop climate change", Brown said.
More than 6,700 homes and businesses in Paradise have been burned down by the Camp Fire, more structures than any other California wildfire on record. The sheriff's office in the stricken northern county set up a missing-persons call center to help connect people.
Firefighters in the northern part of California are battling a blaze which has burned through 109,000 acres and was only 25 percent contained, according to Cal Fire.
Fire officials lifted some evacuation orders Monday while warning Southern California residents to remain vigilant as strong winds fanned new fires.
Some of the thousands of people forced from their homes by the blaze were allowed to return, and authorities reopened US 101, a major freeway through the fire zone in Los Angeles and Ventura counties.
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The 48-year-old actor has taken to his Instagram account to reveal the extent of the devastation caused by the fires, posting a photograph of himself stood in front of the shell of his Malibu home.
Celebrities are among those who have lost their Malibu homes in blazes that have killed 31 people across California.
Firefighters on Sunday contained significant flare-ups in wind-prone canyons along the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu and Bell Canyon in Ventura County, Los Angeles County Fire Chief Daryl Osby said.
The return to normal for some was juxtaposed with the arrival of chaos for others, illustrating how quickly conditions can turn when erratic Santa Ana winds meet a spark in tinder-dry brush. Jerry Brown addressed the situation, thanking the firefighters and first responders before talking about the change that needs to happen to prevent and adapt to these fires and taking a jab at climate change deniers. While California officially emerged from a five-year drought last year, much of the northern two-thirds of the state is abnormally dry.
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. "This will continue in the next 10, 15 to 20 years". Those fatalities added to California's growing wildfire-related death toll.
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A search for bodies continues in the devastated northern town of Paradise, where 23 people are known to have died.