California wildfires map shows the areas that have been affected

April FrancisNov 15, 2018

More than 200 people are still unaccounted for, say officials.

The wildfire has been spreading through northern California since last week, displacing several people and animals.

"This is truly a tragedy that all Californians can understand and respond to", Gov. "We have a real challenge here threatening our whole way of life, so we've got to pull together".

Trump has criticized the California government in Tweets this weekend, blaming poor forest management for the infernos.

He said Mr Trump's claim that forest policies were mismanaged "is dangerously wrong".

Canadian rocker Neil Young said on his website that he lost his Malibu-area home in the disaster, which he linked to climate change.

Firefighters battling the Camp Fire with shovels and bulldozers, flame retardants and hoses expected wind gusts up to 40 miles per hour overnight Sunday.

Firefighters battle a blaze at the Salvation Army Camp on November 10, 2018 in Malibu, California.

Malibu and nearby Calabasas are home to hundreds of celebrities and entertainment executives who are drawn to the area's ocean views, rolling hills and large, isolated estates. The report said the fire was reported around 2:24 p.m. Thursday, two minutes after the outage.

On Sunday, firefighters managed to control flares generated by winds in Los Angeles County.

The Camp Fire in Northern California's Butte County, which started on November 8, has burned 111,000 acres, destroyed more than 6,700 homes and business, killed 29 people and almost wiped the Sierra foothills town of Paradise off the map.

Wildfire triggers evacuation order for Malibu
The Hill fire pushed through canyons to the edge of Camarillo Springs and Cal State Channel Islands, both of which were evacuated. Meanwhile, two wildfires burning near Los Angeles have forced thousands more to evacuate, including the entire city of Malibu.

Members of the Kardashian family, Lady Gaga and Alyssa Milano were among celebrities who fled the fires.

In southern California, the Woolsey Fire had burned more than 91,000 acres (36,826 hectares) and was 20 percent contained, with 370 structures destroyed, officials said.

In some cases, there were only charred fragments of bone, so small that coroner's investigators used a wire basket to sift and sort them.

"This is an unprecedented event", Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea told an evening news conference. Public safety officials toured the Paradise area to begin discussing the recovery. It is expected that between 90 and 95 percent of the city was destroyed, leaving its 27,000 residents to seek shelter across the housing-strapped region. The International Association of Firefighters, whose general president Harold Schaitberger described Trump's statement as "reckless and insulting". "Welcome to my home in Malibu...half gone".

"I can tell you we're in extreme climate change right now", Osby said.

Sol Bechtold drove from shelter to shelter looking for his mother, Joanne Caddy, a 75-year-old widow whose house burned down along with the rest of her neighborhood in Magalia, just north of Paradise. She lived alone and did not drive. Your mother's somewhere and you don't know where she's at.

At least 29 people were confirmed dead in the wildfire that obliterated the Northern California town of Paradise, equaling the deadliest blaze in state history.

The fire's cause remained under investigation but Southern California Edison reported to the California Public Utilities Commission that there was an outage on an electrical circuit near where it started as Santa Ana winds blew through the region.

We are safe and surrounded by family and friends.

2018 has seen multiple wildfires in California including the Panoche, Klamathon, Ferguson, Carr, and Mendocino fires. "And that's what hurts, those kinds of things hurt because you can't replace that".

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