The Camp Fire in Northern California's Butte County, which started on November 8, has burned 111,000 acres, destroyed more than 6,700 homes and business, killed 29 people and almost wiped the Sierra foothills town of Paradise off the map.
California is ravaged by around 20 wildfires from early October that go on to claim 42 lives over the month, a lot of them in wine-producing Sonoma County, just north of San Francisco, where 22 die.
A total of 7,072 homes and structures had burned to the ground as a result of the fires, the Los Angeles Times reported Monday. In Southern California, the Woolsey Fire has destroyed parts of the city of Malibu, as well as inland communities from Oak Park to Calabasas, and forced the evacuation of a quarter million residents.
According to Butte County Sheriff Kory L. Honea, who spoke to NBC, some 200 people remain unaccounted for following the Camp fire.
It's still not clear what caused the massive fire that started Thursday, killing at least 29 people and destroying the Sierra Nevada foothill town of Paradise. "Billions of dollars are given each year, with so many lives lost, all because of gross mismanagement of the forests".
During the weekend authorities reported 177 buildings had burned but said they expect that number to grow when new damage assessments are announced Monday. That fire and one in southern California called the Woolsey Fire have killed at least 31 people.
For additional coverage of the wildfires, go to latimes.com for the latest updates. "Just remember things can be replaced but we can't", said one.
At least two people have died in that fire, said officials from the statewide agency Cal Fire.
A fire breaks out late November in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, a popular tourist area straddling the border of southeastern U.S. states Tennessee and North Carolina, and rapidly spreads, pushed by strong winds and tornadoes.
Brown's request for a major-disaster declaration from Trump would make victims eligible for crisis counseling, housing and unemployment help, and legal aid. The smaller Hill Fire covered 4,531 acres and was 75% contained. "Right now everybody's just watching to see what happens", he said. The National Weather Service has issued a "red flag" alert warning of "extremely critical" weather conducive to the spread of fire through Tuesday, with especially high winds expected in mountainous areas.
If the fire comes within four to six kilometres of their home, his roommates will likely leave, he said.