Mismanagement of forests to blame for California fires

The fires including this blaze near Malibu Lake in Malibu California have forced mass evacuations including two-thirds of the city of Malibu itself

Wildfires rage across California, killing at least five

The Woolsey Fire has torched about 35,000 acres, while the Hill Fire was at 4,531 acres. No permanent structures have been lost, shelter-in-place protocols remained in effect and all individuals on campus remain safe and are resting in relocation sites, including Payson Library and Tyler Campus Center, the school said.

They estimate they will need three weeks to fully contain the blaze. "They'll get assignments to a fire to help with suppression efforts on some of the fires that are burning there right now, or they'll be staging". Question is, where do you go?

'I don't even know what to say. "We had tremendous, demonic winds is the only way I can put it".

He said: "We were surrounded by fire, we were driving through fire on each side of the road".

All nine victims were found in and around the Northern California town of Paradise, where more than 6,700 homes and businesses were burned down by the Camp Fire, making it one of the most destructive in state history, according to California Department of Forestry and Fire protection data.

In the cities of Calabasas and Malibu, home to many celebrities, some of them have written about this fire in social networks.

The blaze, which broke out Thursday, almost quadrupled overnight into Friday.

In the midst of the chaos, officials said they could not provide figures on the number of wounded, but County Cal Fire Chief Darren Read said that at least two firefighters and multiple residents were injured. His tweet Saturday morning seems to suggest he may withhold federal assistance for future wildfires.

Evacuation orders included the entire town of Malibu, which is home to 13,000 residents.

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Authorities issued mandatory evacuation orders for tens of thousands of people in the scenic area in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains, including some residents of Chico, population 93,000, near Paradise.

The fire has also reportedly destroyed one of the sets for the TV series Westworld.

Three firefighters suffered minor injuries, Osby said.

"I don't have all of the details because we have investigators out on the field attempting to get to those locations" where the casualties were reported, Honea said at a press conference.

Authorities were forced to shut down the 101, a major north-south artery, as well as the Pacific Coast Highway. And a large animal evacuation center was established at the Zuma Beach parking lot in Malibu.

Airplanes and helicopters swooped low over hills and canyons to drop loads of fire retardant and water. In Ventura County, Borchard Community Center at 190 Reino Rd.in Newbury Park was accepting dogs and cats, while the Camarillo Community Center at 1605 E. Burnley St. was accepting small animals.

In a move that has surprised literally nobody, Trump has responded to the disturbing fire by threatening to remove federal funding for those responsible for managing forests in California. The report said the fire was reported around 2:24 p.m. Thursday, two minutes after the outage. Early Friday, the whipping winds prevented fire commanders from ordering aerial assaults in the early morning hours.

More than 200,000 people have fled in Ventura County and in Malibu in Los Angeles County due to the Woolsey Fire, officials said. The Woolsey Fire doubled in size overnight, growing to 70,000 acres.

The blaze also threatened the famed resort of Malibu. Cal are urban interface fires and have NOTHING to do with forest management. The classic offshore flow was similar to the Santa Ana winds.

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