Wildfires Rage in California, Trump Blames ‘Forest Mismanagement’
Nov 11, 2018, 09:15
PARADISE, United States- Nine people were declared dead and tens of thousands evacuated Friday as fierce wildfires raged across the western U.S. state of California, with one rapidly spreading blaze threatening the famed resort of Malibu.
Some 2,000 fire personnel are assigned to Woolsey Fire, and another 900 to the Hill Fire in the Camarillo area, which charred 4,531 acres and was at 25-percent containment. The blaze, dubbed the Camp Fire, was driven by dry conditions and strong winds.
The fire has left nine people dead, the Butte County Sheriff's Office said Friday.
Hundreds of homes were believed destroyed in Paradise, California, some 145 km north of Sacramento, and officials feared the death toll could rise once crews put out the flames and inspect destroyed properties. Names of the victims have not been released.
"We drove through flames to get out".
A source with knowledge of the incident said those who perished November 9 were an Oak Park man and his mother, killed when the vehicle they were driving in was overcome by flames in Decker Canyon, a narrow, winding road that travels from Westlake Village to the ocean. So far, three of the more than 3,200 firefighters deployed have been injured.
Feeling the heat from the flames, Rauscher's husband pulled out of the line of cars, cutting into what would have been the oncoming traffic lane.
Representatives for Acting California Governor Gavin Newsom, a Democrat who was elected on Tuesday to replace Jerry Brown, could not immediately be reached for comment. Thousands of firefighters are battling the flames. "All of it is engulfed in flames right now".
"The fire was so close I could feel it in my vehicle through rolled-up windows", said Rita Miller, who fled Paradise with her disabled mother.
Another raging inferno has struck the beach resort of Malibu - home to many Hollywood stars.
"I nearly feel like that's why a lot of guys are jumping on this is, because we want to go and just kind of be able show our support, show we're still willing and this is what we do", Garner said.
The Woolsey Fire, a brush fire that started Thursday some 500 miles south, grew more than twice its size from Friday to Saturday, spanning 70,000 acres.
Kim Kardashian, Alyssa Milano and Melissa Etheridge were among thousands fleeing from their homes in and around Malibu on Friday, as the fast-moving wildfire forced evacuations from the celebrity-packed area. "This is a vry unsafe wind-driven fire".
Firefighters pleaded with people to heed mandatory evacuation orders. On Instagram she urged people to "pray for Calabasas". "They won't let us in the area", Milano wrote Saturday morning local time, before adding, "There are no words for this kind of devastation".
"Horses are finally safe".
"One of the things that's attractive about Paradise are the trees and they're still here", she said.
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