The devastation is complete in Paradise, California, where a wildfire tore through town and destroyed everything, killing at least 29 and destroying so many houses it's already the most destructive fire on record in the state.
In other places in the state, fires were more selective, leaving some houses leveled and others still standing. Two people were also found dead in a wildfire in Southern California, where flames tore through Malibu mansions and working-class Los Angeles suburbs alike.
More than 8,000 firefighters in all battled three large wildfires burning across nearly 400 square miles (1,040 square kilometers) in Northern and Southern California, with out-of-state crews continuing to arrive and gusty, blowtorch winds starting up again.
Fox News Chief Correspondent In Los Angeles Jonathan Hunt joined Fox News Radio's Marie Harf with the latest on the wildfires in California.
On the northern fire in California: Let's start up north first that's the campfire, as it's been called. It's outside of Chico, so north of Sacramento if you want to picture it on a map. That has already become the deadliest fire in California's history, at least 29 people confirmed dead there. There are another 230 or so people who are unaccounted for at the moment by the sheriff's reckoning. The fear there obviously is that the death toll is going to rise quite considerably. The town of Paradise has basically been wiped out completely by this fire. We've seen some quite extraordinary scenes and the first in that case moved so quickly that people just did have time to get anything together. (1:15)
On Woosley fire: The Woosley fire has scorched dozens of square miles it started sort of north and west of L.A. around the towns of Thousands Oaks and Newbury Park, but then it came over the hills there over the mountains, and rushed down towards the seaside city that everybody knows, Malibu. It's home to a lot of celebrities and home to a lot of multi-million dollar mansions, but I can tell you there are also a lot of perfectly ordinary middle-class Americans who also live there. (3:48)
On if this is the new normal: We all have to accept that it is the new normal or as Governor Jerry Brown put it today, 'the new abnormal.' It's not necessary the frequency of the fires or the number of the fires, but from my experience...the intensity of the fires seems to be greater. (5:45)
On how long it might take to get these fires under control: A lot depends on the winds tonight, which they say are going to pick up, these Santa Ana, very dry powerful winds. If they pick up new fires then we could be into a whole new fight over the next 24 to 36 hours. The containment figures on both the campfire and Woosley fire still very low at the moment. They've been helped by the weather today, but as they say the forecast isn't good. (9:15)