Ferocious winds whip California fires as death toll rises to 31

Engine company 279 at a destroyed mansion in Malibu

Human carelessness has also contributed to increased fire activity in the West, says Balch, noting that 84 percent of wildfires in the U.S.in the past two decades have been started by people.

Miley says she, along with fiance Liam Hemsworth and their pets, escaped safely but the house has been reduced to rubble.

"California is a paradise for us all".

In a post on his website, singer Neil Young stated that he had just lost "another" home to a California fire.

The Hill and Woolsey fires have cut through thousands of acres (over 83,000 at last count) of Los Angeles and Ventura County, while the Camp Fire in Northern California has become the third deadliest and most destructive fire in state history.

"Fires do not respect politics, though, so I would beg the President to pursue a major disaster declaration and not make this a political incident", Stern said.

"The courageous firefighters were able to save my cars and personal items recovered from my home".

California is now being ravaged by one of the worst fires the state has ever seen.

"Our focus is on the Californians impacted by these fires and the first responders and firefighters working around the clock to save lives and property - not on the president's inane and uninformed tweets", Brown's Press Secretary Evan Westrup said in a statement Sunday.

Thicke, 41, said on Instagram that he, his girlfriend and his two kids were safe.

Evacuation orders in effect for Berry Creek, Rush Creek, Mountain House and Bloomer Hill.

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"Returned to my house in Malibu after evacuating", Gerard Butler wrote in an Instagram post next to a photo that showed a burned-out structure and a badly scorched vehicle.

Butler is one the celebrities whose lives have been changed by the Woolsey Fire.

California Governor Jerry Brown called out those who deny climate change today, accusing them of "contributing" to the deaths caused by the on-going wildfires in California. More than 30 Butte County Sheriff's deputies reported for duty despite losing their homes, the news station reported. "In those cases, it is possible the temperatures were high enough to completely consume the body".

The state fire agency said Monday that the fire had grown to 177 square miles (303 square kilometers) and was 25 percent contained.

Many others including Orlando Bloom, Alyssa Milano, Lady Gaga, Rainn Wilson and fashion designer Donna Karan were among evacuees.

On Sunday, the Kardashians dedicated their E!

In 2017 alone, a series of wildfires spread throughout wine country, killing 44 people and destroying more than 5,000 homes.

Some looting was reported in the southern fire area over the weekend and police said arrests had been made.

As of Sunday, the six-bedroom, nine-bathroom mansion where ABC films its reality dating show The Bachelor and The Bachelorette had survived the Woolsey Fire "unscathed", according to USA Today reporter Chris Woodyard.

Robin Thicke's partner April Love Geary, who is now pregnant, revealed on Instagram stories that their home had been destroyed.

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