California's Deadly Wildfires In Pictures
A home burns as a fierce wildfire moves through the town of Paradise, in northern California. Image: AAP
An orange sky and a California Highway Patrol car, as the so-called Camp Fire burns in Chico. Image: Getty Images
The aftermath: a sheriff deputy searches the property of a destroyed home in the town of Paradise, in northern California. Image: Getty Images
Paradise is left completely destroyed. Image: Getty Images
Krystin Harvey, left, comforts her daughter, Araya Cipollini, at the remains of their home burned in the Camp Fire. Image: AAP
Tears, as the family home is all but destroyed. Image: AAP
California Fire Captain Steve Millosovich carries a cage of cats found on the road after the Camp Fire moved through Big Bend, after ripping through the town of Paradise. Image: Getty Images
Burnt out vehicles are photographed on the side of the road in Paradise. Image: Getty Images
A firefighter monitors a burning home as the Camp Fire moves through Magalia. Image: Getty Images
Red fire retardant is dropped from a firefighting aircraft covering the grounds at Salvation Army camps in Malibu, in southern California. Image: Getty Images
As night falls in Malibu, a power line catches fire as a second wildfire burns on both sides of a main highway. Image: Getty Images
A structure burns in the Point Dume neighbourhood of Malibu, all but consumed by the Woolsey fire. Image: Getty Image
Local resident Lea Johnson's neighbourhood of Malibu was destroyed by the inferno. Image: Getty
Residents survey the Woolsey Fire burning brush and trees in Agoura Hills. Image: Getty Images
More devastation as flames consume a building in Malibu. Image: Getty Images
The Woolsey fire reaches the ocean near Malibu. Image: Getty Images
Horses are tied up at lifeguard stations in Malibu to escape the fire. Image: Getty Images
A woman runs as firefighters work to control a flare up from the Woolsey Fire in Calabasas. Image: Getty
A massive smoke plume rises above the Woolsey Fire in Malibu. Image: Getty Images
Wildfires are tearing through both ends of California, killing at least 25 people and all but consuming entire towns.
In northern California, more than 100 people are still missing in the so-called Camp Fire that has killed 23 people and scorched 425 square kilometres, including 6,700 buildings.
The fire is being hailed the most destructive in Californian history since record-keeping began.
A second wildfire that tore through Malibu mansions and suburban homes in southern California has killed two more people, as flames surged towards the Pacific Ocean.
Photographers have captured stunning yet heartbreaking images of the devastation across the state.