Published: Sun, November 11, 2018
Global | By Craig Ferguson

More than 100 Washington firefighters, dozens of engines headed to California

More than 100 Washington firefighters, dozens of engines headed to California

The flames descended on the mountain community so fast that many people were forced to abandon their vehicles and run for their lives down the sole road through the mountain town.

Another 35 people were reported missing, McLean said.

More than 250,000 people have been ordered to evacuate a wide area near the state capital Sacramento and, in southern California, the Hollywood resort town of Malibu.

Two people were arrested in looting incidents Friday during the evacuations, according to Ventura County sheriff's Sgt. Eric Buschow.

"I heard the flames have hit our property at our home in Hidden Hills but now are more contained and have stopped at the moment", she said on Twitter.

The fire in the picture is highlighted, and beneath that smoke the flames are encroaching on the northern California community of Paradise, where it's estimated that up to 90% of homes have been destroyed.

The blaze began Thursday in the hills near Paradise, about 180 miles (289 kilometers) northeast of San Francisco. They were discovered in the area of a winding stretch of Mulholland Highway with steep panoramic views, where on Saturday the roadway was littered with rocks, a few large boulders and fallen power lines, some of them still on fire.

In total, there are now 14 wildfires blazing in California and acting governor Gavin Newsom has declared a state of emergency. Additionally, at least 2,000 structures have been destroyed, while 15,000 remain threatened, filling shelters and closing roads across the area. "And multiple times, as we followed the flow of cars, we thought the fire was going to kill us". The business district is destroyed.

For homeowners, the fires are likely to exacerbate an already-complicated insurance situation.

Voluntary evacuations of 75,000 homes were called for because of the Woolsey Fire that included parts of Thousand Oaks in Ventura County northwest of Los Angeles, the site of a mass shooting incident this week in which 12 people were killed.

All 13,000 residents of Malibu, which is 30 miles west of downtown Los Angeles, were told to get out on Friday.

Thousands had to flee their homes in California wildfire.

But an expected narrow window of calm is giving firefighters hope of slowing the flames that have marched a path of destruction toward the sea, burning everything from mobile homes to mansions.

Over the past decade, California has witnessed massive wildfires wreak havoc across the western state.

Meteorologists claims the wildfires have gained strength due to strong winds of up to 50mph and dry forests.

California firefighters are slamming US President Donald Trump for a tweet in which he incorrectly asserted that this week's devastating fires were the result of poor forest management.

The fires started on Thursday near the Californian city of Pulga. Billions of dollars are given each year, with so many lives lost, all because of gross mismanagement of the forests.

"A big thank you to firefighters from across the country who are helping California's firefighters battle these blazes", Sen. The fires in So. But according to CAL Fire, there have been many residents and firefighters injured.

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