"You don't know if she's safe".
"I need to sleep and cry", James added. And Barbara Hall tried in vain to find out whether her aunt and the woman's husband, who are in their 80s and 90s, made it out of their home in a retirement community in town.
Twenty-nine people have died in the Northern California blaze.
"It is the federal government that has chosen to divert resources away from forest management, not California", Rice said.
He said Mr Trump's claim that forest policies were mismanaged "is dangerously wrong".
"Managing all the forests everywhere we can does not stop climate change", Brown said. "Firefighters worked through the night to hold perimeter lines and provide structure defense in areas where the fire was impacting structures. This plus the ongoing drought conditions will all create conditions favorable for fire weather", it said.
Ventura County is also the location of a mass shooting this week that killed 12 people.
"In some cases the remains we are recovering are nothing but ash and bone", said Kory Honea, the Butte County sheriff. Firefighters have been able to bring the Hill Fire to 75 percent containment, while the Woolsey Fire was 15 percent contained on Monday. The Woolsey Fire in Southern California has destroyed 85,000 acres.
Miley Cyrus, who sang lovingly about Malibu, California, on her most recent album, has lost her home in the beachside town to wildfires burning across the state. A series of wildfires in Northern California's wine country last fall killed 44 people and destroyed more than 5000 homes.
"Things are not the way they were 10 years ago".
Thousands of firefighters entered a fifth day Monday digging battle lines to contain California's worst ever wildfire as the wind-whipped flames cleaved a merciless path through the state's northern hills, leaving death and devastation in their wake.
The Ventura County Humane Society said it was "deeply humbled by a US$100,000 (S$138,100) donation from (actress) Sandra Bullock and family" to rescue and care for the animals evacuated from the fires.
"If there is a fire in your neighborhood do not wait for an evacuation order - leave", he said.
The cause of the two biggest fires on opposite ends of the state was under investigation.
"A fireman took him to the house to confirm", Breeding said. This is devastating to so many people.