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From atop Point Dume a former Marine with binoculars a radio and American flag tracks fires

Robert Spangle monitors the Woolsey fire from Point Dume

As he drove through the smoke and haze to yet another shelter, he said, "I'm also under a dark emotional cloud". It is only 15 percent contained and the Santa Ana winds have worsened the situation. Statewide, about 149,000 were still under orders to leave their homes. As one major freeway reopened, another was closed. Two other people were killed in the Woolsey Fire burning in Southern California, bringing the death toll from the California wildfires to 25 on Sunday'.

Malibu and other beach communities have been evacuated too, and residents that haven't left yet have been urged to do so.

Two days before the fire started, PG&E told customers in nine counties, including Butte County, that it might shut off their power November 8 because of extreme fire danger.

Officials reopened U.S. Highway 101 late Sunday to allow people to return to neighborhoods that had been threatened by fire, marking positive developments even though gusty, dry winds returned and fanned new fires.

While firefighters were able to make good headway on all the fires across the state this weekend, many areas still remain under a red flag warning. "We know that there was a massive loss of life with these fires as we're hearing from the Sheriff's Office and so we're here to help and provide closure for families".

"These are extreme conditions", Osby said.

Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday said some 149,000 people through out the state had been evacuated as a result of the fires.

"More than 2,000 personnel have been sent to fight the Camp Fire, which is predicted to be fully contained by November 30".

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Surviving Malibu mansions stood in stark contrast to an utterly blackened landscape.

The death toll stood at two.

Experts in identifying human tissue joined California police and firefighters on Monday in sifting through the charred debris of homes destroyed in the most devastating wildfire in state history, searching for remains of hundreds of missing people. The search for bodies continued Monday.

In an statement, HBO, who produce "Westworld" said: "Westworld is not now in production, and as the area has been evacuated, we do not yet know the extent of the damage to any structures remaining there". The fire started on 64 acres of land in Pulga, California, owned by Betsy Ann Cowley. The report said there was no indication its equipment was involved in the fire reported two minutes after the outage.

PG&E was deemed responsible for wildfires in 2017 that ravaged wine country north of the San Francisco Bay area and killed 46 people, and this week's fires create new uncertainties for investors in California's utilities. Unfortunately, the best science is telling us that dryness, warmth, drought, all those things, they're going to intensify. "Right now everybody's just watching to see what happens", he said.

"We are really just in the middle of this protracted weather event, this fire siege", Cal Fire Chief Ken Pimlott said.

"At this moment, thousands of our brother and sister firefighters are putting their lives on the line to protect the lives and property of thousands".

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