"I'll tell you, it's very, very hard", he said, according to the Chico Enterprise-Record.
The fires have killed more than 40 people as of Tuesday morning.
One of the town's two elementary schools was totally destroyed by the Camp Fire.
Hundreds of people have been called in as missing since the fire erupted Thursday, and Honea said he planned to release publicly a list of all people authorities have been asked to search for in hopes that area residents will check to see if they have mistakenly been reported missing by loved ones.
Although the fire is now 35 percent contained, firefighters are still primarily focused on protecting life and structures, citing "extreme fire behavior" from the blaze that has drawn power from Santa Ana winds.
As the fires in California continue to rage, Lady Gaga took a moment to visit those forced to evacuate their homes.
The Woolsey Fire in southern California added to the state's death toll, killing two as it tore through the affluent neighbourhoods of Malibu.
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Heavy rain Tuesday, more rain Thursday and Friday with some snow possible
We'll keep an eye on this event, as this particular model may be going a little on the low side with forecast amounts. Tuesday will be a cloudy, brisk and cold day overall with spotty flurries and slowly falling afternoon temperatures.
"It's been a heartbreaking few days".
More than 3,200 firefighters were assigned to the blaze and 22 helicopters worked from above, officials said. Since starting on November 8th, it has caused at least 42 deaths, burned over 125,000 acres, and destroyed over 6,500 buildings.
After taking to Twitter to praise the firefighters after she fled her Malibu, California, home, she took President Donald Trump to task for his seeming lack of empathy for the victims.
The declaration provides for federal assistance to aid state firefighting and recovery efforts in the counties of Butte, Ventura and Los Angeles.
Trump had earlier earned the ire of state officials with a claim that "gross mismanagement" of forestry in the state was responsible for the damage. Some 52,000 people remained under evacuation orders, the sheriff said.
Over the weekend, the Woolsey Fire engulfed parts of Thousand Oaks, where a Marine Corps veteran shot dead 12 people in a country music bar on Wednesday. "My house no longer stands but the memories shared with family & friends stand strong".