Celebrities whose coastal homes have been damaged or destroyed in a Southern California wildfire or were forced to flee from the flames expressed sympathy and solidarity with less-famous people hurt worse by the state's deadly blazes, and gave their gratitude to firefighters who kept them safe.
But he also took to Twitter to criticise forest management in the state as "poor", threatening to revoke federal funding for California forest management unless action was taken to prevent future fires. "Billions of dollars are given each year, with so many lives lost, all because of gross mismanagement of the forests".
Three raging infernos on both ends of California have killed at least nine people, wiped out an entire town and forced a quarter million people from their homes.
About 20 of the same deputies who were helping to find and rescue people lost their own homes, Sheriff Kory Honea said. "Regrettably, not everybody made it out".
The two bodies were found severely burned inside a auto on a long residential driveway in Malibu, Los Angeles County sheriff's Chief John Benedict said.
Another 35 people had been reported missing and three firefighters had been injured.
Hundreds of miles south, authorities in Los Angeles and Ventura counties have ordered the evacuation of 75,000 homes, as a wildfire bears down on the beach town of Malibu.
The fire spread further, through this began the evacuation of other cities, including Calabasas, Malibu and the coast of the Western part of Los Angeles.
The so-called Camp Fire in Northern California has now destroyed more structures than any other wildfire in state history, according to data compiled by Cal Fire.
Firefighters have saved thousands of homes despite working in "extreme, tough fire conditions that they said they have never seen in their life", Los Angeles County Fire Chief Daryl Osby said.
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In the north of the state, people reported seeing much of the town of Paradise, where the blaze started, go up in flames, including homes, supermarkets, businesses, restaurants, schools and a retirement centre.
So far, all nine fatalities were reported in the town of Paradise, in Butte County, where more than 6,700 buildings - a lot of them residences - have been consumed by the late-season inferno, which is now California's most destructive fire on record.
There were shout-outs as well to the firefighters struggling to contain the fires in what were described as especially hard conditions.
The singer Lady Gaga said she had evacuated her Malibu home, posting a video on Instagram that showed dark smoke billowing overhead.
When the order came to evacuate, it was like the entire town of 27,000 residents chose to leave at once, they said.
On their website, Salvation Army says that they responded to Paradise with a small team of volunteers on November 8, but now have "multiple Emergency Disaster Service teams to provide meals at additional sites in Butte County for individuals affected by the Camp Fire".
Elsewhere, the Hill Fire in Ventura County's Santa Rosa Valley had charred about 6,000 acres (2,428 hectares) as of Friday evening, according to Cal Fire.
"They come every year and they call them the "devil winds". He said another victim was found near a vehicle but outside it. It easily jumped eight-lane Highway 101 and rambled over the Santa Monica Mountains to posh Malibu, where it torched homes and cars. CNN also reported that there have been 5 casualties as a result of the fire.