California carnage: 42 dead in wildfires, 200 missing, 250k evacuated

California carnage: 42 dead in wildfires, 200 missing, 250k evacuated (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

California carnage: 42 dead in wildfires, 200 missing, 250k evacuated (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)
The death toll in California has risen to 42 and 228 people are still missing as three major wildfires continue to sweep across the state. An estimated 250,000 people have been displaced from their homes.

Thirteen more people were confirmed dead from the “Camp Fire” in Paradise, northern California, taking the toll in that area to 42 and making it the deadliest fire in California history.

Paradise, some 90 miles (145 km) north of Sacramento, has been completely destroyed by the blaze, with the authorities saying that up to 90 percent of the residents lost their homes. The death toll is expected to rise.

READ MORE: California wildfires force hundreds of thousands to evacuate, claim five lives

An estimated quarter million Californians have been forced to flee their homes to escape the three blazing infernos across the state. Strengthening winds mean the flames are expected to spread even further by Tuesday. So far, the fires have spread to some 400 square miles (1,040 square km) as some 8,000 firefighters are still unable to contain the inferno.

California governor Jerry Brown is urging President Donald Trump to declare the situation as a major disaster in order to secure emergency funding.

Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump

There is no reason for these massive, deadly and costly forest fires in California except that forest management is so poor. Billions of dollars are given each year, with so many lives lost, all because of gross mismanagement of the forests. Remedy now, or no more Fed payments!

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The appeal came a day after the president threatened to cut funding for California, blaming the fires on poor forest management. President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, Harold Schaitberger, deemed the comments “reckless and insulting.”

READ MORE: Celebrities flee as the South California wildfire closes in on star-studded neighborhoods (PHOTOS)

In southern California, the Woolsey Fire claimed two lives as it tore through beach resorts and coastal homes in Malibu, west of Los Angeles. An estimated 370 structures have been destroyed, while another 57,000 are believed to be under threat.

With Malibu being home to many of the rich and famous, it’s unsurprising that several celebrities have been affected by the Woolsey blaze. Neil Young, Robin Thicke, Gerard Butler and Miley Cyrus are among those who lost their homes along the coastline.

Gerard Butler

@GerardButler

Returned to my house in Malibu after evacuating. Heartbreaking time across California. Inspired as ever by the courage, spirit and sacrifice of firefighters. Thank you @LAFD. If you can, support these brave men and women at http://SupportLAFD.org .

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Miley Ray Cyrus

@MileyCyrus

Completely devestated by the fires affecting my community. I am one of the lucky ones. My animals and LOVE OF MY LIFE made it out safely & that’s all that matters right now. My house no longer stands but the memories shared with family & friends stand strong. I am grateful for

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Reality star Kim Kardashian, actress Alyssa Milano, Orlando Bloom, Lady Gaga and director Guillermo del Toro were also among the celebrities forced to pack up and flee their upscale homes in Calabasas and Malibu, with flames licking at their heels.

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  • uhm

    These wildfires are purposely lit using both traditional fire starters and Direct Energy Weapons which also can trigger smart meter explosions/fires. What used to take two or more days to spread now takes just four hours! Let me remind you that the Stratospheric Aerosol Geoengineering not only creates purposeful drought in the region but it also acts as a fire accelerator due to the aluminium content which lands on the foliage. The idea behind these events is to force human populations out of these areas and eventually place them into human buffer-zones under the U.N Agenda 21 programme. You’ll also find that these disaster areas will also suit where other projects are due to be located such as say a high-speed rail network etc. We’ve seen sometimes up to sixty fire events occur at the exact same timing and with explosions not just fires and these are the DEW attacks. If you live in a so-called resilient city then know you’ll soon become some kind of climate (man-made events) refugee within the UN Agenda 21. Let me remind U.S chattel property that your weather has been continually manipulated by the U.S Department of Defense since 1976. The elite powers are also attempting to hinder the planet (create real global warming) with these events such as putting us closer to high methane releases at the Tundra since mass wildfires affect the Taiga Biome.

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