A burning sign is seen outside Paradise Skilled Nursing home during the Camp Fire in Paradise, California, U.S. November 8, 2018. Pieces of bodies were transported by bucket, while intact remains were carried in body bags.
United States President Donald Trump has said "gross mismanagement of forests" is to blame for two unchecked wildfires burning in California, where nine people were killed and hundreds of thousands forced to flee.
So far, all the dead have been reported in Paradise, where more than 6,700 buildings - a lot of them residences - have been consumed by the late-season inferno.
"I nearly feel like that's why a lot of guys are jumping on this is, because we want to go and just kind of be able show our support, show we're still willing and this is what we do", Garner said.
Nine people were declared dead and tens of thousands evacuated Friday as fierce wildfires raged across the western USA state of California, with one rapidly spreading blaze threatening the famed resort of Malibu.
Last month, after Trump rekindled his criticism of California's wildfire prevention steps, a spokesman for Brown said Trump's comments lacked credibility.
All of the fatalities were reported in a massive late-season inferno in the town of Paradise, in Butte County north of the state capital Sacramento, where the entire population of 26,000 was ordered to leave, officials said.
The mayor of Paradise said that only 10 to 20 percent of homes in the town were left standing.
"The president's message attacking California and threatening to withhold aid to the victims of the cataclysmic fires is Ill-informed, ill-timed and demeaning to those who are suffering as well as the men and women on the front lines".
All the residents of Malibu, a posh oceanside enclave that is home to about 13,000 people 30 miles (50 km) west of downtown Los Angeles, were told to get out on Friday.
Representatives for Acting California Governor Gavin Newsom, a Democrat who was elected on Tuesday to replace Jerry Brown, could not immediately be reached for comment.
"We heard this was coming so we set up on the sprinklers and we hosed the whole house down", said Patrick Henry, a Malibu resident.
The fast-moving blaze in the north, which authorities have named the "Camp Fire", broke out early Thursday.
"The flames were whipping and spreading so fast", Whitney Vaughan said after fleeing her home in Paradise. Officials say at least 150 homes have been destroyed, though that number is expected to surge as firefighters search through cities including Thousand Oaks and Malibu. The Calabasas campus is also evacuated.
"The town is devastated, everything is destroyed".
All evacuations orders from Friday remain in place.
Jones said one of the town's two elementary schools, Paradise Elementary, burned down.