Gerard Butler chokes up as he talks about California wildfires

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But all it took was some kind of spark on Camp Creek Road, west of Paradise, and "El Diablo" fall winds gusting up to 50 miles per hour (80 kph), to unleash the most destructive and deadly wildfire in California history.

Due to the Camp Fire's strength and size, evacuations were ordered for whole towns and communities including Paradise, Magalia, Concow, Butte Creek Canyon and Butte Valley.

While the Camp Fire is still getting larger, some residents returned to what's left of their gutted homes. The team used synthetic aperture radar images taken by the European Space Agency's Copernicus Sentinel-1 satellites, which orbit from a height of 693 kilometers. As of Tuesday evening, the inferno was 35% contained.

Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Fire Department said tonight that parking restrictions tied to the red flag alert will be lifted at 8 a.m. Wednesday.

Where are the California fires? She went on to explain, "I am one of the lucky ones".

The new video from ABC7 show the Peak Fire burning right up to the edge of a busy Highway 118 in Ventura County, forcing passing motorists to drive in lanes as far from the highway shoulder as possible while firefighters battled the blaze.

Paradise, which is home to many retirees and has experienced an unusually dry fall, was virtually razed to the ground by the fast-moving Camp Fire blaze.

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Over in Southern California, 57,000 structures are still threatened by the Woolsey Fire, as it is only 30 percent contained too.

Linda Rawlings was on a daylong fishing trip with her husband and 85-year-old father when the fire broke out. It happened "near E Street/Alfa Road" - the same intersection where Cal Fire said the Woolsey Fire began.

"We don't specifically have a time frame", said Cal Fire incident commander Todd Durham.

Cal Fire and the California Public Utilities Commission are investigating the cause of the latest fires, as reports have surfaced pointing to the possibility that some of them may have been sparked by malfunctioning equipment from electric companies.

But there were tiny signs of some sense of order returning to Paradise and anonymous gestures meant to rally the spirits of firefighters who have worked in a burned-over wasteland for days.

Officials fear more remains will be found.

The Butte County Sheriff's Office has identified four of the victims, publicly naming three. Last year's Tubbs Fire in Napa and Sonoma counties was blamed for killing 22 people.

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