Smoke from California wildfires to reach New England

"It's something I absolutely had to do", Hughes said.

A subsequent tweet pointed to ways people could help those affected by the fires.

Firefighters made modest overnight gains against the blaze, which grew slightly to 440 square kilometres from the day before but was 25 per cent contained, up from 20 per cent, according to the state fire agency, Cal Fire.

The California Professional Firefighters (CPF) association also issued a statement calling the president's claims "ill-informed, ill-timed and demeaning".

"This is not the new normal, this is the new abnormal".

A Manitoba-born man who lives just a few miles from the wildfires that are ravaging California says he is watching anxiously to see if his home might be in harm's way.

That fire already ranked as the most destructive on record in California, having leveled more than 7,100 homes and other buildings since it erupted on Thursday in the Sierra foothills of Butte County, about 175 miles (280 km) north of San Francisco.

Cyrus said on Twitter that she was "completely devastated" by the fires affecting her community.

"It's been a really rough week in our home in Calabasas, Hidden Hills, and our neighbours in Thousand Oaks and Malibu", Kardashian-West said.

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President Donald Trump on one side, and the passionate globalism of his host, French President Emmanuel Macron , on the other. The translated french tweet pictures a soldier crawling under barbed wire and reads: "There is rain, but it does not matter".

More than 34,000 hectares of land have burned and 177 houses been destroyed, including the multimillion dollar homes of action star Gerard Butler, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills reality TV star Camille Grammer Meyer and musician Robin Thicke and girlfriend April Love Geary.

Winds of up to 64 km per hour were expected to continue in southern California through Tuesday, heightening the risk of fresh blazes ignited by scattered embers, while the winds were forecast to begin diminishing later on Monday at the site of the Camp Fire.

Honea said that weather conditions - including strong winds - have not been conducive to containing and putting out the blaze, but the weather was better earlier on Monday.

Osby urged those in mandatory evacuation zones to leave, warning that they can get in the way of firefighting efforts. Almost two-thirds of the state is abnormally dry. Meaning: The hot dry air literally sucks the moisture out of the ground and out of vegetation.

In some cases, there were only charred fragments of bone, so small that coroner's investigators used a wire basket to sift and sort them.

"As of today, an additional 13 human remains have been recovered, which brings the total number to 42", Honea told a news conference, adding it was the "deadliest" wildland blaze ever in California. Ten of the bodies were found in the town of Paradise while four were discovered in the Concow area, both in Butte County.

Crews on the scenes of the fires are combing through blackened ruins of homes.

The painstaking process of finding the missing and identifying the dead is challenging, with some of the bodies recovered burned beyond recognition.

The "Camp Fire" has scorched approximately 117,000 acres. Some drivers abandoned their vehicles in the chaos and attempted to escape on foot.

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