Firefighters across Southern California are battling six major wildfires fanned by the Santa Ana winds.
"The cause of death is blunt force injuries with terminal smoke inhalation and thermal injuries", Ventura County Medical Examiner Christopher Young said in a statement on Friday. She had been reporting missing after the evacuation. "It's possible we could be dealing with the Lilac fires and the high winds for some time to come", Jacob said.
A hillside glows with embers as the Thomas fire burns through Los Padres National Forest near Ojai, California, on December 8, 2017.
Fire crews also made enough progress against other large fires around LA to lift most evacuation orders.
There were 3,993 firefighting personnel on the scene of the massive blaze.
The volunteer, Trish, said the woman saved her two dogs but couldn't take her horse as flames approached her home.
This week's fires have destroyed almost 800 buildings, mostly in Ventura County where the Thomas Fire, the largest blaze, erupted on Monday.
Brown said that with climate change California can expect to get more droughts and fire conditions, and said there may need to be changes in the way forests and building are managed. At least 105 structures were destroyed and 15 were damaged by the blaze, while an additional 1,500 are threatened. He ordered federal aid to the area and put the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency in charge of disaster relief efforts.
SDG&E crews also safely patrolled almost 1,200 miles of power lines in Ramona, Otay Mesa, Warner Springs, Viejas and Pala Mesa.
"It's up to everyone, we're not out of the woods yet".
The cancellation affects five stations in Santa Barbara County and two in San Luis Obispo County.
Smoke from the Thomas fire reduced visibility at times from a mile to less than half a mile in Ventura on Friday morning.
In Sylmar on the northern fringes of Los Angeles, Patricia Padilla, whose family own a ranch and live up the hill from it, said they were awakened by flames from the Creek fire and told to leave.
Throughout Ventura County, more than 400 structures have been destroyed, most in the city of Ventura, authorities said. Out of 10,000 people who fled homes, about 900 were in shelters.
"Treat them like you would treat your community", they were told. But red flag fire warnings remain in effect, and forecasters warned that the Santa Anas would return to Southern California on Saturday evening.
The small community of Ojala was overrun, as was Thomas Aquinas College, near where the fire started, but officials said the Ojai Valley appears to be out of danger.
Many residents were on the course when the fire swept into the area, driven by dry desert Santa Ana winds that surpassed 35 miles per hour. The fire already has encroached into the Los Padres National Forest above Ojai and could do the same on the eastern end near Fillmore, he added. "It's so frightful. You never think that it's going to happen to you, and it can".
In addition to the 401 destroyed structures - a lot of them homes - another 81 have been damaged, and 15,000 more remain threatened in Carpinteria, Santa Paula, Ventura, Matilija Canyon and surrounding unincorporated areas, fire officials said.
The air quality in Carpinteria is considered "hazardous", said Polly Baldwin, medical director at the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department.
Nearby, Ventura resident Shana Dalton was checking on her friends' house. "Most people are wearing these white protective masks".
They said it was their way to say thanks.
An estimated 87,000 people have evacuated since Monday. "Really proud of the work that they are doing and wish them well".
Meanwhile, firefighters northwest of Los Angeles gained some control over the largest and most destructive fire in the state, which destroyed 476 homes and buildings. Some residents have been allowed back into their homes.
Eight SDG&E crews were scheduled to begin repairs early in the morning of about 15 to 20 poles damaged in the Lilac fire.
As of Friday morning, the Liberty fire in Murrieta was at 300 acres and 60% contained.
The Rincon Point area remains in a mandatory evacuation order.
Three people were burned while escaping the fire, said Capt Nick Schuler of the California department of forestry and fire protection.
Winds were expected to calm somewhat but a red alert was extended into Sunday due to expected low humidity.
"Monday and Tuesday, things should be kind of boring, fortunately", Fisher said.
According to forecasters, 25 to 35 miles per hour winds in Ventura County around the Thomas fire will continue to push the fire south and southwest, with occasional 45 miles per hour gusts. "I didn't think it would move that fast", she said.
Farther south in Orange, Riverside and San Diego counties, winds on Friday had slowed tremendously from Monday and Tuesday, when gusts clocked in at more than 80 miles per hour.