California battles deadly wildfires in north and south
As wildfires raged at both ends of California, more than 8,000 fire crews battled wildfires that have scorched 400 square miles statewide.
Members of the California Army National Guard search a property for human remains at the Camp Fire in Paradise, Northern California, on Nov. 14.
Belated warnings from public officials and the reluctance of residents who had survived previous fires to leave home were among the factors that contributed to the delayed and chaotic evacuation in what has become the deadliest wildfire in California history, survivors said.
Forensic investigators search a community swimming pool for victims of the Camp Fire in Paradise on Nov. 13.
Most of the attention following the wildfire has focused on the search for dozens of people still missing and the possibility that power equipment belonging to the electric utility PG&E may have sparked the fire. But a few residents have begun to ask why notice did not get out to more people about the fire.
A mountain is seen through charred window frames of a mansion burned down by the Woolsey Fire in Agoura Hills on Nov. 13.
The Woolsey fire in Southern California broke out Nov. 8 and quickly became one of the largest and most destructive in state history.
A toy destroyed by the Camp Fire in Paradise on Nov. 13.
A firefighter battles a fire along the Ronald Reagan (118) Freeway in Simi Valley on Nov. 12.
Homes leveled by the Camp Fire line a development on Edgewood Lane in Paradise on Nov. 12.
A firefighter inspects the remains of a beachside luxury home along the Pacific Coast Highway community of Point Dume in Malibu on Nov. 11.
The burned wreckage of a vehicle sits amid debris in Malibu on Nov. 11.
Firefighters battle a blaze at the Salvation Army Camp on Nov. 10 in Malibu.
The Camp Fire burns along a ridgetop near Big Bend on Nov. 10.
Krystin Harvey, left, comforts her daughter Araya Cipollini at the remains of their home burned in the Camp Fire in Paradise on Nov. 10.
Araya Cipollini, 19, holds on to her dog T.J. near the burned remnants of her neighbor’s home in Paradise on Nov. 10.
A horse is spooked as the Woolsey Fire moves through a property in Agoura Hills on Nov. 9.
Embers falls from burning palms and the sun is obscured by smoke as flames close in on a house at the Woolsey Fire in Malibu on on Nov. 9.
The Woolsey Fire reaches the ocean along the Pacific Coast Highway near Malibu on Nov. 9.
A shortwave infrared satellite image of the Camp Fire in Magalia on Nov. 9.
Firefighters work on a controlled burn at a wildfire in Magalia on Nov. 9.
Abandoned cars from fleeing residents of the Magalia and Paradise Pine area, line Skyway road the day after the start of the Camp Fire that continues to burn out of control through the region, fueled by high winds in Butte County on Nov. 9.
Roger Bloxberg and his wife Anne hug as they watch a wildfire on a hill top near their home in West Hills on Nov. 9.
Firefighters battle flames at a burning apartment complex in Paradise on Nov. 9.
Abandoned vehicles sit at a car lot in Paradise on Nov. 9.
Flames continue to burn through the Paradise Pines neighborhood of Magalia on Nov. 9.
The walls of a scorched antique shop stand on Skyway road after a wildfire burned through Paradise on Nov. 9.
Officer Randy Law tends to a rescued horse rescued as a wildfire burns in Paradise, California on Nov. 9.
A Cal Fire firefighter monitors a burning home on Nov. 9 in Magalia.
A plume of smoke blankets the sky in Paradise on Nov. 8.
Vehicles and homes burn as the Camp Fire blazes through Paradise on Nov. 8.
Embers blow as the fire engulfs a KFC restaurant in Paradise on Nov. 8.
A hospital worker embraces her co-worker as they evacuate patients from the Feather River Hospital in Paradise on Nov. 8.
A home burns as the Camp Fire moves through the area on Nov. 8 in Paradise.
Residents of Paradise, which is 90 miles north of Sacramento, were told to evacuate on Thursday morning.
Medical personnel evacuate patients from the Feather River Hospital on Nov. 8 in Paradise.
The rapidly spreading fire burns through a store in Paradise on Nov. 8.
Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom called a state of emergency in Butte County.
Flames burn inside a van as the Camp Fire tears through Paradise on Nov. 8.