President Trump's tweet on California wildfires angers firefighters, celebrities

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"Our firefighters have been facing some extreme, tough fire conditions that they said that they've never seen in their lives", said Los Angeles County Fire Chief Daryl Osby. Altogether, at least nine people have died and more than 250,000 people driven out of their homes. He says some of the victims were found in cars and in houses.

But officials know the gusts will be back Sunday and most evacuation orders remain in place.

"This weighs heavy on all of us", he said. He said he cautioned his firefighters and the public not to be lulled by the better weather Saturday.

According to the Butte County Sheriff's department, 508 calls requesting the department to check on people who were missing have been initially received.

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Winds could gust as high as 30 to 40 miles per hour on Sunday, officials said. An anthropology team from California State University, Chico was helping with that effort, he said. Further south, the Woolsey Fire doubled in size overnight and has now charred 70,000 acres.

US President Donald Trump said that the ongoing wildfires in the western state of California had caused a "catastrophic damage" adding that 52,000 people have been already evacuated over the disaster. The destruction is catastrophic. Crews had cut containment lines around about 20 percent of the blaze. The Hill Fire was 25% contained. Another individual was found outside a vehicle there.

The Camp Fire blaze erupted Thursday.

The flames destroyed hundreds of homes, a hospital, a gas station, several restaurants and numerous vehicles in Paradise, officials said. "It began to jump the road". Burnt out cars line blackened roadsides, abandoned in the panic and chaos of the evacuations.

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"We heard this was coming so we set up the sprinklers and we hosed the whole house down", said Malibu resident Patrick Henry. "We're working very hard to get people out".

"We want to see Paradise be Paradise again".

Fire officials said three firefighters and some civilians were hurt, but details about their injuries were unknown.

Three major fires are now raging in California, with the Camp Fire hitting its north, and the Woolsey Fire and the Hill Fire hitting its south. Butte County Sheriff's department stressed that doesn't mean 110 people are missing. Fox LA reports two people were arrested for looting Friday. Depending on wind and the Camp Fire's status, smoke could be visible in the capital area through early next week, according to Spare the Air. These are strong, dry winds that high-pressure systems push from east to west, from the mountains and desert areas down into the Los Angeles area. They're expecting another big wind event there. "It doesn't seems like it is getting worse right now, I just pray the winds are in our favor", Kardashian West said.

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"It's been a brutal, hellish three days for the city of Thousand Oaks", City Councilwoman Claudia Bill-de la Peña said at a news conference on Saturday. But firefighters have made some progress.

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