The Camp Fire has destroyed 6,453 homes and 260 commercial buildings in the area around Paradise, making it the most destructive to buildings in state history, surpassing the Tubbs Fire, which destroyed 5,636 structures in Napa and Sonoma counties a year ago.
The Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management said Saturday the Arizona personnel and equipment will handle assignments that include fire suppression and backfilling for local fire departments.
The fire in Paradise was reported shortly after daybreak Thursday.
The Pasadena California Firefighters Association responded to the president on Twitter.
Saturday brought a break in the fierce winds that have whipped the three major wildfires in California that have destroyed a record number of buildings and displaced more than 300,000 people.
Los Angeles County Fire Chief Daryl Osby stressed there were numerous hotspots and plenty of fuel that had not yet burned, but at sunset he said there had been huge successes despite "a very challenging day". It caused evacuations in Malibu, Calabasas, Hidden Hills, Westlake Village, Agoura and unincorporated areas directly affected by the fire and caused celebrity residents to flee.
About 20 of the same deputies who were helping to find and rescue people lost their own homes, Sheriff Kory Honea said.
Chief John Benedict from Los Angeles County Sheriff Department said the deaths were a result of fires in the state's south, one of which doubled in size on Saturday to 70,000 acres.
More heavy rain for Tuesday
Meteorologists say fair weather is expected to settle back across our part of the country Tuesday night through Wednesday night . Temperatures will stay pretty steady throughout the day, with winds out of the northeast around 10-15 miles per hour .
Airplanes and helicopters swooped low over hills and canyons to drop loads of fire retardant and water. "I just pray the winds are in our favor".
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Chief John Benedict said the charred remains of two people were found in a vehicle in Malibu, but homicide investigators were still working the case.
An estimated 52,000 people evacuated in Butte County, where Paradise is located.
"It's my sad duty to confirm that we now have a total of nine fatalities", he said, four more fatalities beyond the five reported earlier. The utility said that a sensor detected a disturbance in its equipment two minutes before the fire was first reported, according to the filing.
Some 150 homes had been burned and the number was expected to rise, he said.
Another fire was burning farther west in Ventura County, also moving toward the ocean. Authorities said investigators believed the driver became disoriented and the vehicle was overcome by fire. Firefighters carried people from homes and put them in empty seats of their neighbors' cars, said Carol Napoli, 74. The fire has yielded mandatory and voluntary evacuation for at least 75,000 homes in Los Angeles and Ventura counties on Friday. No permanent structures have been lost, shelter-in-place protocols remained in effect and all individuals on campus remain safe and are resting in relocation sites, including Payson Library and Tyler Campus Center, the school said.
Meanwhile, decreasing winds in Northern California are lowering the risk that a fire burning near Chico, which has already torched about 100,000 acres, will continue to spread.
"We knew Paradise was a prime target for forest fire over the years", he said. The flames turned what it touched to ash as it forced a citywide Malibu evacuation and sent residents scrambling to find a way out of the burn area.