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  • U.S. House Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy points while walking with U.S. President Donald Trump and other officials while visiting the charred wreckage of Skyway Villa Mobile Home and RV Park in Paradise, California, U.S., November 17, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis

    From the ashes of a mobile home and RV park, President Donald Trump said Saturday he came to the heart of California's killer wildfire to fully grasp the scale of the desolation wrought on the landscape.

  • View from Axis HD early-warning fire camera on Santiago Peak East in Orange County, California during the Holy fire Aug. 8, 2018.

    PG&E, the parent company of the Pacific Gas & Electric utility unit, is expected to become a major player in the early warning camera expansion, CNBC has learned.

  •  A home burns as the Camp Fire moves through the area on November 8, 2018 in Paradise, California.

    At least 63 are now dead from a Northern California wildfire, and officials say they have a missing persons list with 631 names on it in an ever-evolving accounting of the missing after the nation's deadliest wildfire in a century.

  •  A home burns as the Camp Fire moves through the area on November 8, 2018 in Paradise, California.

    The search for victims of a catastrophic blaze that reduced a northern California town to ashes intensified on thursday and authorities said the list of those reported missing had expanded to more than 600.

  • The burned remains of a vehicle and home are seen during the Camp fire in Paradise, California on November 8, 2018. 

    Shares of utility PG&E popped nearly 40 percent on Friday after the head of a regulator eased worries about the California-based utility going bankrupt.

  • A tour bus is towed away Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, after it overturned on an icy highway in northern Mississippi. 

    A pre-winter storm slammed parts of the South and lower Midwest, causing five deaths on slippery roads and stranding travelers for more than eight hours on an icy Arkansas interstate.

  • Sheriff deputies carry a body bag with human remains that were discovered at a  home that was destroyed by the Camp Fire on November 14, 2018 in Paradise, California. 

    Authorities reported eight more fatalities from the Northern California blaze, bringing the total number of dead so far to 56. 

  • Power lines rest on cars that were burned by the Camp Fire on November 10, 2018 in Paradise, California. 

    Convoys of fire engines rumbled through the smoldering northern California town of Paradise on Tuesday on their way to combat still-active sections of the state's deadliest and most destructive wildfire in history, which grew by 8,000 acres.

  • Nov 12- California utility PG&E Corp reported on Monday that it experienced an outage on a transmission line in the area of the raging Camp Fire early in the morning of last Thursday shortly before the fire stated. Shares of PG&E Corp, which operates in the northern part of California, dropped 16 percent on Monday, bringing its loss over two sessions to 29 percent,...

  • The raging wildfires in Northern and Southern California have killed at least 31 people. The fires rank among the deadliest in the state’s history, and hundreds of thousands of residents have fled their homes. More than 200 people remain missing.

  • A Cal Fire firefighter sprays water on a home next to a burning home as the Camp Fire moves through the area on Nov. 9, 2018 in Magalia, California. 

    More than 200 people were missing in California's deadliest and most destructive blaze on record.

  • PARADISE, Calif., Nov 11- The death toll from wildfires raging in California rose to 31 on Sunday after six more people were found killed in what was poised to become the deadliest wildfire in state history. Officials said the bodies of five people were found in their burned-out homes and the sixth was found in a vehicle in northern California's Camp Fire, Butte...

  • PARADISE, Calif., Nov 11- Two deadly wildfires fueled by "devil winds" tore through opposite ends of California on Sunday, with residents urged to heed evacuation orders by officials forced to leave their own homes. In northern California, the Camp Fire is one of the deadliest and most destructive in the state's history, killing at least 23 since it broke out on...

  • PARADISE, Calif., Nov 11- Crews faced hot dry "devil winds" as they battled two giant wildfires raging at opposite ends of California on Sunday, including a blaze in the north that is now one of the deadliest and most destructive in the state's history. At least 23 people have been killed by the Camp Fire that broke out on Thursday northeast of Sacramento and consumed...

  • PARADISE, Calif., Nov 10- The charred remains of 14 more people have been found in and around a Northern California town overrun by flames from a massive wildfire, officials said on Saturday, raising the death toll to at least 23.. The bodies were recovered in and around Paradise, a mountain community some 90 miles north of Sacramento that has been left devastated by...

  • Los Angeles County firefighters attack flames approaching the Salvation Army camps in Malibu Creek State Park during the Woolsey Fire on November 10, 2018 near Malibu, California. The Woolsey fire has burned over 70,000 acres and has reached the Pacific Coast at Malibu as it continues grow. 

    At least five search teams were working in Paradise — a town of 27,000 that was largely incinerated on Thursday — and surrounding Northern California communities.

  • The bodies were recovered in and around Paradise, California, a mountain community some 90 miles north of Sacramento left devastated by the Camp Fire, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection spokesman Scott Maclean said. The Camp Fire burned down more than 6,700 homes and businesses in Paradise, more structures than any other California...

  • PARADISE, Calif., Nov 10- Crews on Saturday fought two massive, out of control wildfires burning at both ends of California, including a blaze now considered the most destructive in state history and a conflagration menacing the tony beach colony of Malibu. At least nine people were killed in and around the Northern California community of Paradise as the Camp...

  • PARADISE, Calif., Nov 10- Two monster wildfires in California, including the most destructive in state history, burned out of control on Saturday, having already killed at least nine people, destroyed scores of buildings and forced hundreds of thousands to flee their homes. Nine people were found dead in and around the Northern California town of Paradise, where...

  • Police guard the site of a mass shooting at a bar in Thousand Oaks, California, November 8, 2018. 

    A law enforcement official said that — based on time stamps — the Southern California gunman apparently stopped shooting inside the bar and posted to Instagram.