The death toll in wildfires sweeping California has risen to 31, with more than 200 people still unaccounted for, officials have said.
At least 29 people have been killed in the wildfire.
On Sunday, Rice told CNN that Trump's statement was "stupid" and "callous" and did not take into account California's seven-year drought.
In addition to wildfires becoming more frequent - California's fire season is nearly year-round now - scientists have also found that the fires are becoming bigger. Together, the fires are responsible for the destruction of 179 structures, but another 57,000 are threatened, according to fire officials.
Images captured by NASA's Terra satellite on November 9 of wildfires blazing in California.
Deputy Coroner Justin Sponhaltz, right, of the Mariposa County Sheriff's Office, carries a bag with human remains found at a burned-out home at the Camp Fire in Paradise, California. Hundreds of kilometers to the south, at least two people have died in the Woolsey conflagration threatening the wealthy beach community of Malibu, near Los Angeles.
The devastation was so complete in some neighborhoods that "it's very hard to determine whether or not there may be human remains there", he said.
Ten search and recovery teams are now working in Paradise - a town of 27,000 that was largely incinerated on November 8 - and in surrounding communities. The dead were so badly burned that authorities brought in a mobile DNA lab and consulted forensic anthropologists for help in identifying them.
It has burned more than 109,000 acres (44,000 hectares) and is almost 25% contained, fire officials said.
In October 1991, California's Alameda County was devastated by a fire that erupted in the Oakland hills.
SoCal Edison said the report was submitted out of an abundance of caution although there was no indication from fire officials that its equipment may have been involved. He said forest management is only one element of preventing forest fires. "Just about everyone I know lost their home".
In October 2017, the Tubbs Fire tore through Napa and Sonoma, destroying 5,636 structures and killing 22 people, Cal Fire says. It is the most destructive wildfire in the state's history. Much of what makes the city function was gone. "Even the barbecue melted, and that's built to take heat".
Numerous missing are from Butte County, where the most destructive fire in state history is burning. "Approximately 80% of the burn area occurred on private land, with the remainder on public lands, land trusts and other types of ownerships".
As NPR reported on Saturday, investigators in Malibu are looking into the deaths of two people after their bodies were found "severely burned" inside a vehicle.
The fires are so large they can be clearly seen from space.