The state's most destructive fire in at least a century has burned down more than 6,700 buildings, nearly all of them homes. Some were inside cars and others were near or inside homes.
"There is no reason for these massive, deadly and costly forest fires in California except that forest management is so poor", he wrote in a Twitter post early on Saturday. ABC7.com reported that 75,000 homes were under evacuation orders along the border of Ventura and Los Angeles counties. "I just pray the winds are in our favor". These fires have also caused wide-spread destruction to homes and establishments, including Caitlyn Jenner's home in Malibu and the Paramount Ranch, and are now not contained.
In Los Angeles, another, smaller fire in Griffith Park forced the Los Angeles Zoo to evacuate a number of show birds and some small primates on Friday as flames came within less than 2 miles (3 km) of the facility, zoo officials said in a statement.
Huge plumes of smoke still rose in the fire area, which stretches miles from the northwest corner of Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley to the Malibu coast. He said another victim was found near a vehicle.
The fast moving blaze, known as the "Camp Fire," began Thursday morning.
"Mother Nature has given us a short reprieve ... but we know tomorrow Mother Nature's gonna turn her fan back on and the winds are going to start blowing", Ventura County Fire Chief Mark Lorenzen told reporters.
A wildfire that tore through Malibu mansions and working-class suburban homes in Southern California's hills and canyons has killed two people and had more than doubled in size by Saturday.
For the latest updates about these and other California blazes, go to Cal Fire's "Incidents" page.
Butte County Sheriff Korey Honea said Friday that three people were found outside homes and four people inside vehicles.
SoCal Edison said the report was submitted out of an abundance of caution although there was no indication from fire officials that its equipment may have been involved.
In Northern California, a wildfire incinerated most of the town of Paradise, population 30,000.
He later tweeted a message that said early communication issues were resolved "leading to an effective response by law and fire professionals".
More than 200,000 people have fled in Ventura County and Malibu due to the Woolsey Fire, officials said.
Thousand Oaks already was reeling from a shooting at a country music bar that killed a dozen people this week when it was besieged by fire.
In southern California, authorities said around 105,000 people had been evacuated.
Three firefighters suffered minor injuries, Osby said.
The "Woolsey Fire" has jumped Highway 101 near the town of Agoura Hills and portions of the main coastal north-south artery have been shut down, triggering mandatory evacuations, including the entire city of Malibu.