Cal Fire Firemen Combat Through a House Destroyed by Camp Fire in Paradise, California, on Tuesday. Terray Sylvester / Reuters…
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Updated at 9:30 ET
Firemen make progress on several major fires in California, and they keep the line against the deadliest fire in state history. But officials continue to count the losses, and emergency workers are still trying to protect people and property from the flames.
Camp Fire has killed at least 56 people and hardened entire neighborhoods in Paradise and other northern California cities. Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea said Wednesday night that the applicants had found another 8 sets of residues.
Honea said that teams have used cadaver dogs to help the search and he expects to have a “fast DNA identification system” on site soon so families can be informed of their relative deaths.
In the south, a new fly called Sierra Fire appeared overnight, forcing crews to shrink among strong Santa Ana winds.
Due to the severity of Camp Fire, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection has produced an online structure status map of paradise and surrounding areas so that people can control their habitat without entering areas that are still active fire zones.
Here are the biggest firewalls, from Wednesday, according to the latest information about Cal Fire.
Camp Fire : There are about 100 names on a list of missing persons who wrote the Butte County Sheriff Office Wedne Sunday Morning local time. The Office asks the public to help identify someone on the list who may have avoided the fire.
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The fire that broke out last Thursday near Jarbo Gap in Butte County has burned 135,000 hectares and is still 35 percent – unchanged from Tuesday. It has also destroyed 7,600 homes and 260 commercial buildings. Evacuation orders remain in place for a large area east of Chico.
“Firefighters will continue to strengthen the existing control lines.”
Reporter Alex Emslie from the KQED member states for NPR: “Some 52,000 People have been forced from their homes. Efforts to find and identify the dead are expected to increase rapidly from 100 additional national security forces – and coroners roll out a fast DNA identification system. “
The fire destroyed all the blocks of paradise and leaves charcoal chimneys and walls standing at lubricating ash. Like the NPR’s Kirk Siegler report via Twitter ” The scale of this is quite scary. “
Woolsey Four : The fan that hit parts of Ventura and Los Angeles County now stands at 97,620 hectares and is 47 percent, says Cal Fire. It is estimated to have destroyed 483 structures.
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The fire is the blame for killing at least two people – and the death penalty may rise. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says detectives are looking for a possible third fire-related death, in Agoura Hills.
“Woolsey Fire is now one of the largest on record to burn in Los Angeles County,” reports the KPCC. The station’s news partner, LAist, says that some residents who have to fly should get back to their homes.
Los Angeles County Sheriff Department announced repopulation for several new areas at 3 o’clock, including parts of Calabasas, Westlake Village, Agoura Hills and Malibu.
Cal Fire predicts that the fire will be completely held by the Sunday. On Wednesday, the agency said: “Santa Ana winds will decrease during the day with weak winds that are possible in the afternoon along the coast. Firefighting measures will drive opportunities to build and improve the direct line to minimize further growth and support inspection goals.”  With tolls that make it difficult to access Malibu, a group of volunteers organized to “bring goods from a boat from Redondo Beach, with donations to Malibu residents,” reported the Los Angeles Times ] on Tuesday .
Hill Fire : The fire, one of two who strikes in Ventura County the day after last week’s mass photography in a thousand Oaks, is now 94 percent. It has charred 4,531 hectares.
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“Firefighters continue to subdue and patrol the fire,” says Cal Fire.
Officials believe that the fire, which lies west of the Woolsey wilderness, will be on Thursday.
Sierra Brand: The fire that appeared on Wednesday night showed how fast wild fires can evolve when driven by sea currents.
Video footage released by the San Bernardino County Fire District showed the powerful Santa Ana winds whipping the blaze as a bulldozer was used to help limit the spread of the fire.
Despite the weakness of the flames, the fire was not considered a threat to the inhabitants, largely because of its direction; Officials said that an evacuation order was not needed.
How To Help
KQED has published a list of ways People can help those who have lost their homes or real estate in the fires, from volunteering to donating money or materials.
Capital Public Radio in Sacramento has also created a list of organizations and relief organizations working to help the victims of the destructive wilderness.
Camp Fire is expected to worsen housing problems in Butte County where the flames decimated the housing stock.
“There are no homes for them in the county or nearby or in California,” said Ed Mayer, head of the county housing authority, in a report by NPR Eric Westervelt. “So we really have no capacity to absorb a disaster like this.”
Report from Chico, Eric adds, “Mayer says with a zero leave and a housing crisis before the fire, some displaced people may be forced to leave the state or risk homelessness.
When people have fled the area around Chico and Butte County, volunteers and help groups have also worked to help animals survive the fires. This week said the North Valley Animal Disaster Group was searching for more than 1 450 animals. The list contains more than 440 cats and 340 dogs, 130 horses, two cows and an alpaca
The causes of the fires in northern and southern California are still being investigated. After reports that two power tools reported problems at Camp and Woolsey sites last minutes before they began, a process is accused of accusing Pacific Gas & Electric for negligence, according to KQED.
Here is the current map of fires in California, from Cal Fire: