Death toll in California's Camp Fire now 48

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At least 42 people have died in the Northern California wildfire that burned through the town of Paradise with shocking speed, making the Camp Fire the deadliest in state history.

The fire has destroyed about 7,700 homes and displaced 52,000 people. I want to recover as many remains as we possibly can, as soon as we can.

"On Tuesday, the threat also shifts a bit farther south into San Diego County as officials urge against any outdoor burning that can lead to rapid and explosive growth of a fire", he said.

The ongoing Camp Fire is the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in the history of California.

Search teams in Butte County have recovered the remains of 29 people; a lot of them were found inside burned-out homes in and around the town of Paradise, or in cars that were overwhelmed by fire as locals desperately tried to outrun the fast-moving flames.

The flames all but obliterated the Northern California town of Paradise, population 27,000, and ravaged surrounding areas last Thursday. She said when she called her husband, she told him, "We're not going to make it".

Officials said Monday that an estimated 370 structures burned and that only 15 percent of their damage estimate has been completed.

A total of 150 search-and-recovery personnel were due to arrive on Tuesday, bolstering 13 coroner-led recovery teams in the fire zone, Honea said.

President Donald Trump approved a major disaster declaration for California Monday, which will allow access to federal funding and other resources to help those affected by the fires.

While the Hill Fire is 90 percent contained as of Tuesday morning, the Woolsey Fire is only 35 percent contained, and the Camp Fire 30 percent contained. "There are so many communities here, trailer parks and suburban working-class houses that are completely destroyed, and people have lost everything", the "300" star said, taking a moment to compose himself and looking down at the ground.

"For your safety and the safety of your family, please collect necessary person items and evacuate the city as quickly as possible, and please follow instructions provided by law enforcement, " Lysik said.

California Governor Jerry Brown unequivocally blamed climate change for the devastation.

He also said his tweet was plain wrong.

The release of the names comes as a utility company is sued by victims over claims its power lines caused the fire.

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