Winds are rising again in California, bringing bad news for emergency crews struggling to control wildfires that have already claimed scores of lives.
The US state officially emerged from a five-year drought last year but much of the land is still parched and, with the strong winds, firefighters are bracing themselves for difficult conditions.
More than 325 square miles have been scorched in the north and south of the state since November's fires began.
More than 8,000 firefighters from California and nearby states are tackling the blazes but, despite their best efforts, 31 people have died.
With nearly 230 people listed as missing, authorities expect that number to rise.
The worst-affected is Paradise, a northern town of 27,000 people which was devastated as the flames ripped through it on Thursday.
Twenty-nine of the dead are from the town, a death toll that equals the deadliest single fire on record in Los Angeles's Griffith Park in 1933.
Ten search teams are working in the town looking for more bodies.
The fire now stretches 177 square miles and is just 25% contained by the 4,500 firefighters stationed there.
More than 6,700 buildings have been destroyed and winds hit 40mph overnight on Sunday, helping the fire jump the 300ft across Lake Oroville.
The other two deaths are in Malibu, home to a number of Hollywood stars, where at least 370 structures have been destroyed and 57,000 are under threat.
Actor Gerard Butler said on Instagram that his Malibu home was "half-gone", adding he was "inspired as ever by the courage, spirit and sacrifice of firefighters".
More than 3,000 firefighters are working on the fire, which covers 143 square miles and is 20% contained.
Those working in this area and are contending with "extreme fire behaviour", steep terrain, strong winds and limited access, officials said.
Los Angeles County Fire chief Daryl Osby said many thousands of homes had been saved from the fire, which burned along a path about 20 miles long and 14 miles wide.
Meanwhile, some of the more than 200,000 people forced to flee their homes have been able to return.
Many are finding they have lost everything but the clothes on their backs and what they were able to carry with them.
California's governor Jerry Brown said: "This is truly a tragedy that all Californians can understand and respond to.
"It's a time to pull together and work through these tragedies."
While US President Donald Trump has blamed poor forest management for the fires, Mr Brown said climate change was the much bigger problem.
He added: "Those who deny that are definitely contributing to the tragedies that we're now witnessing and will continue to witness in the coming years."
Mr. President, with all due respect, you are wrong. The fires in So. Cal are urban interface fires and have NOTHING to do with forest management. Come to SoCal and learn the facts & help the victims. Scott Austin, Pres IAFF 809. @IAFFNewsDesk https://t.co/d3jY0SeosF— Pasadena Fire Assn. (@PFA809) November 10, 2018
Kurt Henke, former district chief of Sacramento Metropolitan Fire, agreed, telling Sky News: "I don't know where [Trump] got his information but it's ignorant and uninformed".
He added: "Clearly the climate is changing and it has affected California in a very, very negative manner.
"We have elevated temperatures throughout the year, low humidity and high, high winds.
"These weather driven climate events we're experiencing are the new normal.
"Under these conditions, fires are going to move extremely rapidly, that leaves to high casualties and high property loss."