19 things you can do to help California wildfire victims right now

19 things you can do to help California wildfire victims right now

Firefighters in the northern part of California are battling a blaze which has burned through 109,000 acres and was only 25 percent contained, according to Cal Fire.

The Republican president has previously blamed California officials for fires and threatened to withhold funding, saying the state should do more to remove rotten trees and other debris that fuel blazes. Firefighters on Sunday managed to contain flareups generated by high winds in Los Angeles County. The severely burned bodies were discovered in a auto on a long residential driveway on a stretch of Mulholland Highway in Malibu, where most of the surrounding structures had burned.

The region has grappled with serious wildfires in recent years, including the worst in the state's history - the Mendocino fire in 2018. In response to the fire, Trump wrote: "There is no reason for these massive, deadly and costly forest fires in California except that forest management is so poor".

Six more people were confirmed killed in the Camp Fire in the north of the state, taking the toll there to 29. At least 29 civilians have been killed in the Camp Fire, which ignited on Thursday and quickly swept through communities in the Sierra foothills, almost wiping out the bucolic town of Paradise.

"We are not in the evacuation zone but I don't like it", said Smith in an Instagram story on Friday as he showed the fire visibly burning over the hills from outside his home. "Welcome to my home in Malibu".

The air-masses blowing across the western United States deserts including Death Valley toward the coast are expected to bring the sustained high winds at least through Tuesday, he said.

Authorities said that numerous bodies were recovered inside homes or found in cars overcome by flames.

The return to normal for some was juxtaposed with the arrival of chaos for others, illustrating how quickly conditions can turn when erratic Santa Ana winds meet a spark in tinder-dry brush.

The fire has destroyed at least 177 homes and other structures with a full count still underway, and has charred more than 83,000 acres as of late Saturday, officials said.

Firefighters used a respite from strong winds on Saturday to drop fire retardants to strengthen fire lines.

He also thanked the LA Fire Department and urged people to donate to help firefighters. "Heartbreaking time across California", wrote the "300" actor, including a photo of himself in front of a charred home and auto.

Berkeley and his wife, Robyn Berkeley, choked back tears as they recounted their ordeal holding back a 100-foot wall of flames and then repeatedly beating back hot spots that continued to flare up throughout the night and next day.

Rice also said Trump's assertion that California's forest management policies are to blame "is dangerously wrong".

"Just remember things can be replaced but we can't", said one.

With help coming from Arizona, Utah, Nevada and Washington, Osby said fire crews would have the support they need to stop the flames from spreading. But the state's governor said it's not over yet.

Nearly 6,000 miles away, President Donald Trump, in France for World War I commemorations, drew fierce criticism for an unsympathetic reaction to the devastation.

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