California wildfires force hundreds of thousands to evacuate, claim lives

10 November, 2018, 12:15 | Author: Sue Mclaughlin
  • The massive plume from the Camp Fire burning in the Feather River Canyon near Paradise Calif. wafts over the Sacramento Valley as seen from Chico Calif. on Thursday Nov. 8 2018. Authorities in Northern California have ordered mandatory evacuations

In all, the Woolsey Fire led authorities to issue evacuation orders for 75,000 homes in Los Angeles and Ventura counties.

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

California fire captain Scott McLean said earlier that "pretty much the entire community of Paradise is destroyed", adding that the fire had grown to nearly 110 square miles - four times its original size. As of Friday evening, the wind-fueled fire was only 5 percent contained after burning up to 70,000 acres anddestroying 6,453 homes.

"This was a rapidly moving fire", Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea told the Chico Enterprise-Record. "We're doing everything we can to get people out of the affected areas". At this point, firefighters are trying to save lives and not property, which should tell you all you need to know about how risky the situation is.

Today, the small town of Stirling City was evacuated. "People started getting out of their vehicles and running". Not to mention how many roads were overtaken by smoke and made visibility impossible, while many others were lined by flames licking the pavement as people tried to safely pass. "They were abandoned because traffic was so bad, backed up for hours".

What's left of a staircase stands amidst a smoldering home as the Camp fire tears through Paradise, north of Sacramento, California.

She captured photos of low-hanging black smoke stretching for miles as she and her boyfriend evacuated Paradise.

In Ventura County, "Strong Santa Ana winds (are) expected to continue through this morning", the National Weather Service in Los Angeles said on Twitter on Friday. Among those evacuated were all of the patients at the Feather River Hospital in Paradise.

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Part of the Paramount Ranch, in Agoura Hills, was also destroyed by the fires; the ranch is a historic Hollywood filming location, dating back to the 1930s but most recently used as the setting for the HBO series Westworld.

Chico police officer John Barker and his partner evacuated several seniors from an apartment complex. Evacuation zones were posted on Cal Fire's website.

Lynsey Paulo, PG&E spokeswoman, said Friday that the information about the power line was preliminary and stressed that the cause of the fire remained under investigation.

Mrs Herrera, who lives in Paradise with her 88-year-old husband Lou left a frantic voicemail to family saying they needed to get out.

The Utah County crew will be deployed a minimum 16 days and up to 21 days, Nelson said, meaning once again they'll miss Thanksgiving at home. "They do have a auto, but they both are older and can be confused at times".

On Thursday, acting California Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency for the fire-stricken area in Northern California and requested a presidential disaster declaration, saying that risky weather conditions were expected to last several days.

The town of Chico, population 93,000, could be next in the path of the wildfire, which was forecast to be driven westward overnight by 35-mile-per hour (56 km-per-hour) winds, said Butte County Fire Chief Darren Read.

On Friday, the flames jumped Highway 101 and headed into coastal areas.

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