250,000 flee raging wildfires across California

12 November, 2018, 10:21 | Author: Dominic Spencer
  • California wildfire death toll leaps to 25

The deaths came as authorities in Northern California announced the death toll from a massive wildfire there has reached 23 people, bringing the statewide total to 25.

Climate change, Osby said, was undeniably a part of why the fires burning in northern and southern California were more devastating and destructive than in years past. It's burned through 109,000 acres, destroyed 6,713 buildings - majority homes - and is 25% contained as of Sunday.

More than 110 people have been reported missing in the area, but officials are confident many of them will be found safe elsewhere.

Four search and recovery teams are now combing through the remains of Paradise and a mobile DNA lab has been dispatched.

Malibu and nearby Calabasas are home to many celebrities and some have been forced to flee, including Kim Kardashian West, Caitlyn Jenner, Lady Gaga and Guillermo Del Toro.

The city's population of 12,000 was evacuated on Friday as the Woolsey fire exploded overnight, reported Reuters.

They also told people in mandatory evacuation zones that if they hadn't left yet, they needed to.

Southern California fire crews therefore only had capacity to focus on saving lives and structures as the fire moved and were unable to work on containing the flames for three days.

Thicke and his girlfriend April Love Geary also lost their home in Malibu which the Blurred Lines singer had purchased in 2014 for USA $2.4m.

"We knew Paradise was a prime target for forest fire over the years", he said.


Firefighters said their goal on Sunday was to continue mopping up the fire and reducing hazards in the towns of Magalia and Paradise.

Gerard Butler has become the latest celebrity to lose his home to the California wildfires.

The devastation was so complete in some neighborhoods that "it's very hard to determine whether or not there may be human remains there", Honea said.

Saturday saw a brief reprieve in the fierce winds fueling the fires, and firefighters hoped to use the break to their advantage. Trump has also threatened to withdraw federal funding. Strong winds, low humidity, drought and vegetation so dry as to act as matchsticks exacerbated the flames.

Gerard Butler has become the latest celebrity caught up in the U.S. wildfires now tearing through the state of California.

More than 2,000 firefighters were deployed to battle the fire.

Evacuation orders included the entire town of Malibu, which is home to 13,000 residents. "Billions of dollars are given each year, with so many lives lost, all because of gross mismanagement of the forests".

"For the president at a time when people are facing utter disaster to be making a statement like this, making a threat like this, this just goes to show how little he understands the job he has", Schiff said. "Remedy now, or no more Fed payments!" He said that more than 200 people were still unaccounted for.

Luxury homes in Malibu and other beach communities are among properties that have fallen victim to the flames.

Without directly mentioning him by name, Brown addressed Donald Trump's tweet regarding the fires.

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