Gerard Butler Shares Photo Of His Burned-Out Home After Malibu Wildfire

12 November, 2018, 00:34 | Author: Courtney Perry
  • Terrifying Video Shows People Fleeing Raging California Wildfires. Credit Brynn Chattfield

So far, 23 people have reportedly been killed by the blazes.

Previously, the Tubbs Fire, which burned almost 40,000 acres in Lake, Napa and Sonoma counties in 2017, had been considered the most destructive wildfire in state history.

The search also went on for the missing.

'You did it! You did it!' she says to her dad.

Bechtold posted a flyer on social media, pinned it to bulletin boards at shelters and showed her picture around to evacuees, asking if anyone recognized her.

"If the house is still there", she said. Your mother's somewhere and you don't know where she's at.

Two fast-moving wildfires that exploded in the Southern California hills have claimed nine lives and forced thousands to flee their homes, including the entire city of Malibu, a sprawling naval base and many Hollywood celebrity homes.

The devastation was so complete in some neighborhoods that "it's very hard to determine whether or not there may be human remains there", Honea said.

The sheriff says they have taken 35 reports of missing people.

Firefighters gained modest ground overnight against the Camp Fire, which grew slightly to 440 square kilometres from the day before but was 25 per cent contained, according to state fire agency, Cal Fire.

The Camp Fire blaze erupted Thursday. The other victims were found near or inside homes that burned.

Thousands of people have been evacuated from a wildfire in Butte County, California, which is north of Sacramento.

He said crews hoped to take advantage of a lull in the fierce Santa Ana winds driving the flames, but that gusts could return on Sunday.

The new houses rising from the ashes in Santa Rosa will have fire-resistant trappings such as sprinkler systems and double-paned windows, but the city is not curbing rebuilding in fire zones.

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.

California governor Jerry Brown is requesting a "major disaster declaration" from President Donald Trump for the wildfires burning at both ends of the state.

Drought, warmer weather attributed to climate change and home construction deeper into forests have led to more destructive wildfire seasons in California that have been starting earlier and lasting longer.

The region has grappled with serious wildfires in recent years, including the worst in the state's history - the Mendocino fire in 2018.

"Things are not the way they were 10 years ago".

The blaze known as the Camp Fire started spreading through Butte County on Thursday, and firefighters were powerless to stop it destroying the town of Paradise. Celebrities who live in the area, such as reality star Kim Kardashian West and musician Lady Gaga have been tweeting their concern for their homes and neighbors.

Breeding said Walker's husband was at work and called a neighbor to tell his wife to evacuate, but she was on medication and might not have been alert.

"He's lost, he's confused, he's trying to hang in there", she said. "He's having a hard time accepting", Breeding said.

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


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