Published: Fri, November 16, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

9 killed California wildfires, 150000 evacuated

9 killed California wildfires, 150000 evacuated

The other nine deaths were in Paradise, a town of 27,000 in northern California, which was destroyed by fire.

More than 200,000 people have fled in Ventura County and Malibu due to the Woolsey Fire, officials said.

The large Camp Fire has nearly completed destroyed the northern California town of Paradise, which still has 35 people reported missing.

California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection's operating budget for 2018 is $2.3 billion.

"This event was the worst-case scenario".

About 20 of the same deputies who were helping to find and rescue people lost their own homes, Sheriff Kory Honea said. "Regrettably, not everybody made it out". His tweet Saturday morning seems to suggest he may withhold federal assistance for future wildfires. While in Paris to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, Trump took to Twitter and claimed the state's environmental management was "so poor" he may withhold federal payments if no remedy is found.

A massive wildfire burned out of control across California, including one that spurred the evacuation of 75,000 homes near a city that was already reeling from a mass shooting.

- Arizona is sending almost 150 firefighters and over 40 fire engines from communities all over the state to help California battle major wildfires.

"There was really no firefight involved", McLean said, explaining that crews gave up on attacking the flames and instead helped people evacuate.

The Arizona firefighters are a minimum 14-day assignment.

"We were surrounded by fire".

On Friday, the massive blaze spread north, prompting officials to order the evacuation of Stirling City and Inskip, two communities north of Paradise along the Sierra Nevada foothills.

"This action will help alleviate the hardship and suffering that the emergency may inflict on the local population", the statement said. "They had us in like a caravan", Napoli said.

Paradise is 180 miles (289 kilometers) northeast of San Francisco.

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"Pretty much the community of Paradise is destroyed".

"We're somewhat devastated", Bengston said.

Authorities say nine people have been confirmed dead in a Northern California wildfire. The Woolsey Fire has torched about 35,000 acres, while the Hill Fire was at 4,531 acres.

"It kind of lined up perfectly to have the large 90,000-plus acre fire run we had (Thursday)", Chavez said. "This is a very risky wind-driven fire". Several evacuation centers were set up in nearby towns.

The bodies of five people were found in or near a vehicle, and the other four were in or outside a home.

"It was 10 minutes, it was some little bit of embers, and things like that and then it just went wild and exploded, from ridge to ridge and then all the way around here...we were surrounded", Fink told KABC-TV.

The singer Lady Gaga said she had evacuated her Malibu home, posting a video on Instagram that showed dark smoke billowing overhead. Families described the scenes of panic and terror they lived while escaping. "When people get into a big hurry, fire department, sheriff's department, they move on instinct and their instinct is just get everyone out of harm's way and move 'em, move 'em, move 'em".

Kelly Lee called shelters looking for her husband's 93-year-old grandmother, Dorothy Herrera, who was last heard from on Thursday morning.

In fact, the strongest winds for Southern California may come Tuesday and could reach near-hurricane gale force, he said.

"We want to see Paradise be Paradise again". "We're anxious sick. They do have a vehicle, but they both are older and can be confused at times".

In southern California, more wildfires burned, including one just north of Los Angeles and another in Ventura County near Thousand Oaks, where a Marine Corps veteran shot dead 12 people in a country music bar on Wednesday.

Firefighters are scrambling to take advantage of the better conditions to start reining in the blaze.

- Officials said there have been two incidents of looting as the 70,000-acre Woolsey Fire continues to burn through Ventura and Los Angeles counties.

On Friday, it crossed the Santa Monica Mountains toward Malibu, where flames driven by wind gusts of up to 50 miles per hour (80 kph) raced down hillsides and through canyons toward multi-million dollar homes.

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