Schiff also disagreed with the president's assessment of the cause of the blaze, saying that "there are a lot of root causes about why the fire season has become so much worse over the years".
USA authorities say more than 8,000 firefighters are battling three large wildfires in California that have destroyed thousands of structures.
This annotated DigitalGlobe image overlays location information on a view of the deadly Camp Fire in northern California taken november 9, 2018 by the WorldView-3 satellite.
Firefighters scrambled in the narrow window of calm to try to block the two wildfires that have blazed a path of destruction toward the sea.
The fire started in the Plumas National Forest, north of Sacramento, on Thursday and quickly engulfed the town of Paradise.
Two deadly wildfires fueled by "devil winds" tore through opposite ends of California on Sunday, with residents urged to heed evacuation orders by officials forced to leave their own homes.
The Camp Fire has ripped through 164 square miles, destroying more than 6,700 buildings, majority family homes.
Another 35 people were reported missing, McLean said.
But Cal Fire spokesman Bill Murphy warned that gusty winds predicted into Monday morning could spark "explosive fire behavior".
The toll of dead from the Camp Fire jumped to 23 Saturday as more remains were discovered in Paradise and surrounding areas.
About 500 miles (800 km) to the south, the Woolsey Fire burning in the foothills above Malibu doubled in size over Friday night into Saturday, threatening thousands of homes after triggering mandatory evacuation orders for a quarter million people in the upscale beach city as well as other communities in Los Angeles and Ventura counties. Los Angeles County Fire Chief Daryl Osby said. But winds that drove the ferocious flames have eased.
"Doctor Strange" director Scott Derrickson tweeted that he lost his home in the fire, and Oscar victor Guillermo del Toro tweeted that his memorabilia-stuffed Bleak House might be in danger - he evacuated last night - but that "the gift of life remains".
Looting was reported in the southern fire area and arrests were made, police reported.
At least two have died in Southern California's Woolsey fire, and hundreds of thousands of residents have been displaced.
Donald Trump has been slammed for blaming "gross mismanagement of the forests" for the Californian wildfires which are now raging in parts of the state.
As the state gets warmer each year, the threat of wildfires damaging property and taking lives grows more imminent. The business district is destroyed. The smaller Hill Fire was 4,531 acres and was 65% contained as of Saturday. Nine people have lost their lives.
He lived in Paradise for almost 80 years, moving there in 1939, when the town had just 3,000 people and was nicknamed Poverty Ridge.
"We have all kinds of tools to help us do this smarter, to build in a more sustainable way and to co-exist with fire", he said. "We've had 'em come right up to the city limits - oh, yeah - but nothing like this".