Authorities search for missing as California wildfires rage on

Frederick Owens
November 13, 2018

Nine law enforcement agencies had 42 people assigned to the search, in addition to 45 anthropologists from several institutions such as nearby California State University Chico and firefighters from 14 CalFire engine companies, said Megan McMann, community relations coordinator for the Butte County Sheriff's Office.

After transforming the once tranquil town of Paradise, California into charred automobiles and tales of horror, the Camp Fire takes its infamous spot as the deadliest wildfire in California history.

"I am one of the lucky ones", she wrote on Twitter.

"Everyone who has gardened knows that you must water more on hotter days", Overpeck said.

Additional remains of people killed by northern California wildfire, also known as the Camp Fire, recovered, making it the deadliest wildland blaze in state's history, Sheriff Kory Honea says.

Photo Authorities search for victims after the blaze swept through.

"Again, I have the very, very unfortunate and sad duty of reporting to you the number of fatalities that we now have confirmed", Honea said. It also far surpasses the all-time record number of deaths from a California wildfire - 29 in 1933 from the Griffith Park blaze in Los Angeles.

In an statement, HBO, who produce "Westworld" said: "Westworld is not now in production, and as the area has been evacuated, we do not yet know the extent of the damage to any structures remaining there".

In Southern California, the Woolsey Fire had forced authorities to issue evacuation orders for a quarter million people in Ventura and Los Angeles counties and beachside communities including the Malibu beach colony.

Huge swaths of California are now on fire. From 8:00 a.m. PST to 8:00 p.m., people can call the center to report a missing person.

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Celebrities including Lady Gaga, Kim Kardashian West, Rainn Wilson, and Alyssa Milano fled their houses over the weekend to escape the unprecedented winds.

The fire had scorched more than 45,729 hectares and was 25 percent contained, officials said on Monday.

Lynsey Paulo, a PG&E spokesperson, said the information was preliminary and stressed the cause of the fire has not been determined, according to a report from the Associated Press.

"This is not the new normal", he said, according to the Sacramento Bee "This is the new abnormal, and this new abnormal will continue certainly in the next 10 to 15 years".

PG&E was deemed responsible for wildfires in 2017 that ravaged wine country north of the San Francisco Bay area and killed 46 people, and this week's fires create new uncertainties for investors in California's utilities.

The California wildfire disaster marked Monday a deadly milestone as frustrated calls for more aggressive forest management - led by President Trump - met with climate-change pushback from Democratic Gov.

Mr Trump previously blamed "poor" forest management for the fires.

"It's a time to pull together and work through these tragedies".

The Woolsey Fire in Southern California burnt 85,500 acres and destroyed 177 structures.

As fires in the state rage on, claiming homes and lives, the Canadian singer has written a post on his website slamming Donald Trump for denying climate science.

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