Nine die in California wildfires, hundreds of thousands forced to flee

Nine die in California wildfires, hundreds of thousands forced to flee

Two people were found dead and scores of houses from ranch homes to celebrities' mansions burned in a pair of wildfires that stretched across more than 100 square miles of Southern California, authorities said Saturday. Brown told a press briefing that federal and state governments must do more forest management but said that's not the source of the problem. "Remedy now, or no more Fed payments!" he added.

Celebrities whose coastal homes have been damaged or destroyed in a Southern California wildfire or were forced to flee from the flames expressed sympathy and solidarity with less-famous people hurt worse by the state's deadly blazes, and gave their gratitude to firefighters who kept them safe. "Regrettably, not everybody made it out".

The so-called Camp Fire, has also injured three firefighters and destroyed more than 6,700 homes and businesses as it burns about 90 miles (145 km) north of Sacramento, law enforcement officials said at an afternoon news conference. At least 35 people remain missing.

Just days after a gunman killed 12 people and himself at a country music bar in Thousand Oaks, California, many grieving residents were urged to evacuate as wildfires raging on both sides of the city and shut down part of the main freeway to town.

Los Angeles County and city crews were assisting in the firefight, which was taking place as a second brush fire raged further west in Ventura County in the Santa Rosa Valley/Thousand Oaks area.

The Camp Fire has destroyed 6,453 homes and 260 commercial buildings in the area around Paradise, making it the most destructive to buildings in state history, surpassing the Tubbs Fire, which destroyed 5,636 structures in Napa and Sonoma counties past year.

Fire officials said destroyed structures include 6,453 homes and another 260 commercial structures. That helped double the size of the Woolsey Fire to 8,000 acres (3238 hectares), fire officials said.

"They'll be acting as back fill for local fire departments", Davila said.

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Los Angeles County Fire Chief Daryl Osby stressed there were numerous hotspots and plenty of fuel that had not yet burned, but at sunset he said there had been huge successes despite "a very challenging day".

Death toll: The fast-moving Camp Fire killed at least nine people in Northern California.

Drought, warmer weather attributed to climate change, and the building of homes deeper into forests have led to longer and more destructive wildfire seasons in California. Autopsies will be conducted to determine the circumstances of the death and to identify the individuals, but investigators believe their vehicles were "overcome" by the flames, the Butte County Sheriff's Office said in a statement Friday.

Tens of thousands of people fled the Camp Fire, some clutching babies and pets as they abandoned vehicles and evacuated on foot.

Spectrum customers in the wildfire area were without cable and Internet service Saturday morning as fix teams worked to restore service, a statement from the company said.

Properties destroyed by the the Camp Fire are seen in Paradise, California, U.S., November 9, 2018. The report said the fire was reported around 2:24 p.m. Thursday, two minutes after the outage.

The burned bodies were discovered in a driveway in Malibu, where residents forced from their homes included Lady Gaga, Kim Kardashian West and Martin Sheen.

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