The flames all but obliterated the Northern California town of Paradise, population 27,000, and ravaged surrounding areas last Thursday.
A total of 150 search-and-recovery personnel were due to arrive on Tuesday, bolstering 13 coroner-led recovery teams in the fire zone, Honea said.
The fire, which has charred 195 square miles (505 square kilometres) and destroyed more than 6,400 homes since it started Thursday, was reported 30 percent contained.
The appeal came a day after Mr Trump threatened to cut funding for California, blaming the fires on poor forest management. It broke out around 10 p.m. local time in an area of heavy brush, and quickly grew from three acres to 20 in just 15 minutes, fire officials told the Los Angeles Times.
For hours, Carmen Smith waited at a roadblock outside of Paradise hoping someone would help her get home and retrieve her husband's medicine. "The fire was right there". Numerous 52,000 residents forced to flee will not have anything left to come back to.
"I don't know what to do here", another resident, Charles Terry told KCRA. "I have talked to nobody who has had their house survive this".
But lawyers for some of the victims are pointing to lax maintenance by an electric utility as the proximate cause of the fire, which officially remains under investigation.
California Highway Patrol Chief Brent Newman asked for the public's patience as teams clear affected areas.
Winds Tuesday weren't as brisk, something forecasters said should be the case for the next few days.
And if it seems like wildfires are getting worse, they are.
Almost 9,000 firefighters, many from out of state, were battling to suppress the Camp Fire, the Woolsey Fire and a handful of smaller Southern California blazes, backed by squadrons of water-dropping helicopters and airplane tankers.
The "Woolsey Fire" has destroyed 435 structures including the 100-year-old Paramount Ranch where HBO's "Westworld" and other popular television shows and movies were filmed.
The lawsuit alleges that prior to the Camp Fire, PG&E began warning customers it might turn off power because of the elevated risk of wildfires from high winds but never did so.
"It (the fire) was so fast", Dise said.
"Everybody was like, 'OK, we're ready, ' " Lundy said. "A lot of work has been done with regard to ... our efforts to find unaccounted for and missing persons further down the road".
CBS2 and KCAL9 are teaming up with the Los Angeles Rams and the United Way to help raise money for victims of the recent fires in Ventura and L.A. counties.
The first of the victims of the California wildfires have been named by officials in the north of the state.
Meanwhile, some residents say they failed to receive potentially life-saving emergency alerts about the fires.
"Cal Fire wants to recognize the many out of state partners that have joined in battling these wildfires", the agency said.