Still, the death toll is likely to climb.
Also known as the Camp Fire, it has ravaged more than 111,000 acres of land and burned more than 6,000 homes. Some 4,500 firefighters from as far as Washington and Texas have been working to halt the advance of the inferno as "mass casualty" search teams backed by anthropologists and a DNA lab pick through the charred ruins to identify remains - sometimes reduced to no more than shards of bone.
By early afternoon, one of the two black hearses stationed in Paradise had picked up another set of remains. She lived alone and did not drive. His wife, April Love Geary, also posted a picture of the ruined structure on her Instagram Story.
"I've never seen one with this intensity, for this long, that took out so much property and caused such havoc", he said.
Whether you have basic coverage with the California FAIR plan, or you have limitations on your homeowner's policy, it's important to know the extent of your coverage. "If you've been up there, you also know the magnitude of the scene we're dealing with".
"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 alive from their retirement community.
Officials and relatives held out hope that many of those unaccounted for were safe and simply had no cellphones or other ways to contact loved ones. "There's a lot of people in the world who are dealing with a lot more".
Gov. Jerry Brown said California is requesting aid from the Trump administration.
The governor said the federal and state governments must do more forest management but climate change is the greater source of the problem.
Thousands of homes are still at risk, and forecasters expect gusty Santa Ana winds that drove the flames to continue into Wednesday.
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The part of Butte County devastated by the Camp Fire hasn't gotten a half-inch of rain on any calendar day for 210 days, Cal Fire spokesman Jonathan Pangburn said.
All told, more 8,000 firefighters statewide were battling wildfires that scorched more than 325 square miles (840 square kilometers), the flames feeding on dry brush and driven by blowtorch winds.
In some neighborhoods "it's very hard to determine whether or not there may be human remains there", Honea said.
"From a scientific perspective, these fires did not behave in unexpected ways given the conditions at the time of ignition: dry climate, low vegetation moisture, and prolonged intense seasonal winds", the RMS analysis states.
The Camp Fire has the grisly distinction of matching the 1933 Griffith Park disaster in Los Angeles - until now the single deadliest wildfire on record, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire).
The Woolsey Fire has burned many well-publicized landmarks and neighborhoods, and 177 structures have been destroyed and two fatalities recorded, according to RMS.
Forrest's home is one of thousands of buildings destroyed. They had an hour to pack up their things and leave.
PG&E's stock saw its worst decline in 16 years with the stock falling 17% Monday, as a fire in Northern California's Sierra Nevada foothills continued to rage.
"And those who deny that are definitely contributing to the tragedies that we're now witnessing, and will continue to witness in the coming years", he said. More than 50,000 homes were evacuated. Authorities confirmed her death late Friday.