The National Weather Service continued its Red Flag Warning through 5 p.m. Wednesday for the Woolsey Fire area in Los Angeles and Ventura counties with the exception of Malibu, where the Red Flag Warning was set to expire at 5 p.m Tuesday.
Some distraught residents wanted to know whether their homes were still standing and when they might be able to return to survey the damage.
Justin Bartek lost his childhood home in Paradise, where his father still lived.
Bartek said he's especially concerned about his father, who's retired.
The searchers use a grim calculus at each scene: No cars in the driveway is good, one auto a little more ominous and multiple burned-out vehicles equals a call for extra vigilance. "My mother's ashes were left in the home".
Cyrus said on Twitter that she was "completely devastated" by the fires affecting her community.
Mike Carlson began looking for his mother, Barbara Carlson, her sister Shirley Haley and their dog named Strawberry after learning about the wildfire Thursday night.
"I think God is giving her peace", she said. California actually pays more money to the federal government than it gets back.
Crews lit backfires and extended containment lines overnight. As of Monday, it was about 30% contained.
The Paradise Inn is seen ablaze during the fire's overtaking of the town. As of Sunday night, the fire had spread to 85,500 acres and was 15% contained.
SoCal Edison said "at this point we have no indication from fire agency personnel that SCE utility facilities may have been involved in the start of the fire".
The Butte County Sheriff's Office identified three of the victims as Ernest Foss, 65, from Paradise; Jesus Fernandez, 48, from Concow; and Carl Wiley, 77, from Magalia.
An additional 13 bodies were discovered Monday in Northern California, said Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea. Still, the Fresno, California, resident wasn't planning on heading to the fire area. As part of those efforts, CHP teams removed 60 abandoned cars and set up barriers around risky areas.
"It is not a safe environment whatsoever", he said.
An estimated 250,000 people have been forced to flee their homes across the state.
"Due to extreme fire behavior, firefighting efforts have been focused, and will remain focused, on the protection of life, and structures", Cal Fire said.